[ 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.
Origin of biology
From the German
dating back to 1805–15.
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Examples from the Web for biology
Complementarity as conservative Catholics use the term, however, is more than biology.
“In the long term, I am more worried about biology,” he told The Telegraph.
People are starting to recognize that depression must relate to biology, because who would give up such an outwardly gifted life?
Both are graduate students in biology at the University of Notre Dame.
For example, to build flexible career and promotional tracks which do not conflict with biology.
I shall not proceed further to urge that the Christian apologetic in relation to biology has been successful.
Every student of biology, anatomy, anthropology, ethnology or psychology is familiar with these facts.
Nor can we recount his important work in other branches of biology further than has been already done in the foregoing pages.
This Law is at once the foundation of Biology and of Spiritual religion.
Each should acquire the elements of science, not only of physics and chemistry, but also of biology and anthropology.
British Dictionary definitions for biology
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
Derived Formsbiologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for biology
1819, from Greek bios "life" (see bio-) + -logy. Suggested 1802 by German naturalist Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus (1776-1837), and introduced as a scientific term that year in French by Lamarck.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for biology
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.
Related formsbi•ol′o•gist n.
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Science definitions for biology
The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.
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Culture definitions for biology
The study of life and living systems.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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