Origin of bio
Other definitions for bio (2 of 2)
Origin of bio-
WORDS THAT USE BIO-
What does bio- mean?
The form bio– comes from Greek bíos, meaning “life.” The Latin cognate of bíos is vīta, “life,” which is the source of words such as vital. Find out more at our entry for vital.
What are variants of bio-?
Examples of bio-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features bio– is biography, “a written account of another person’s life.” Biography comes from Greek biographía, which uses the equivalent of the form in the language.
We know bio– means “life,” while the –graphy portion of the word refers to “writing,” from Greek –graphia. Biography literally translates to “life writing.”
What are some words that use the combining form bio-?
- biology (using the equivalent form of bio– in German)
- biotope (using the equivalent form of bio– in German)
What are some other forms that bio- may be commonly confused with?
How to use bio in a sentence
That tweet came from Shay Horse, whose bio lists him as an independent photojournalist with ties to Occupy Wall Street.
In her Twitter profile bio, writer Liz Tuccillo calls herself a “relationship know-it-all.”Confessions of a Rom-Com Writer: Liz Tuccillo Talks ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘Take Care,’ and More|Kevin Fallon|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America, and one of the most bio-diverse and beautiful.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A brief bio is to be found in a deposition she gave in the criminal case before the felony charge was dropped.From Ferguson Cop Embroiled in a Brutality Suit to City Councilwoman|Michael Daly|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This renewable (I mean renewed every single damn day) bio-energy (otherwise known as fetid rot) helps keep the coop warm.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All this is part of a vast new science which is called bio-chemistry, or the chemistry of life.
He has a sense of humor about all things except this sacred bio-chemistry.
Or bio-weapons; a man-made plague that had gotten out of control and all but depopulated the planet.Space Viking|Henry Beam Piper
The same law holds good in bio-geography; here, too, area gives strength and a small territorial foothold means weakness.
The relation of life to the earth's area is a fundamental question of bio-geography.