[ bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /
the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior.
the living organisms of a region: the biology of Pennsylvania.
the biological phenomena characteristic of an organism or a group of organisms: She is studying the biology of worms, especially in regard to their reproductive behavior.
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ecology, anthropology, medicine, zoology, physics, division, dissection, analysis, investigation, examination, diagnosis, inquiry, cytology, genetics, etiology, histology, morphology, embryology, physiology, botany
- biological warfare,
Origin of biology
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/ (baɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /
the study of living organisms, including their structure, functioning, evolution, distribution, and interrelationships
the structure, functioning, etc, of a particular organism or group of organisms
the animal and plant life of a particular region
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[ bī-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology.
The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms.
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[ bī-ŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.
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The study of life and living systems.
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