[ bahy-oh ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊ /
noun, plural bi·os.
biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests.
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Origin of bio
1945–50; by shortening; as adj., independent use of bio-, taken as a free form
Definition for bio (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “life” occurring in loanwords from Greek (biography); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bioluminescence).
Also especially before a vowel, bi-.
Origin of bio-
combining form of Greek bíos life; akin to Latin vīvus living, Sanskrit jīvas.See quick
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British Dictionary definitions for bio (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbaɪəʊ) /
noun plural bios
short for biography
British Dictionary definitions for bio (2 of 2)
before a vowel bi-
indicating or involving life or living organismsbiogenesis; biolysis
indicating a human life or careerbiography; biopic
Word Origin for bio-
from Greek bios life
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Medical definitions for bio
Life; living organism:biology.
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