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.
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How to use biology in a sentence
Gunnar and others hope to reveal more of the underlying biology behind the reboot.Puberty can repair the brain’s stress responses after hardship early in life | Esther Landhuis | August 28, 2020 | Science News
This study also opens the door for other control measures that alter the biology of locusts themselves.A single molecule may entice normally solitary locusts to form massive swarms | Jonathan Lambert | August 12, 2020 | Science News
It expects women and men to behave very differently, from birth forward, simply on the basis of their biology.Gender Is What You Make of It - Issue 88: Love & Sex | Charles King | August 5, 2020 | Nautilus
Now researchers have proposed a new learning method more closely tied to biology, which they think could help us approach the brain’s unrivaled efficiency.A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy | Edd Gent | July 27, 2020 | Singularity Hub
One key contender is CRISPR, the fast-advancing gene-editing technology that stands to revolutionize synthetic biology and treatment of genetically linked diseases.How AI Will Make Drug Discovery Low-Cost, Ultra-Fast, and Personalized | Peter H. Diamandis, MD | July 23, 2020 | Singularity Hub
For his tireless assault on evolutionary biology and downsizing the deity to fit within science, I give Meyer second place.
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.The Other Side of Stephen Hawking: Strippers, Aliens, and Disturbing Abuse Claims | Marlow Stern | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Essentially he is arguing that there are functional trade-offs in developmental biology.
People are starting to recognize that depression must relate to biology, because who would give up such an outwardly gifted life?
Its backbone should be the study of biology and its substance should be the threshing out of the burning questions of our day.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
“Botany is that branch of biology which treats of plant life” has in it the same error.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
“biology” is not so well understood as “botany,” though it is a more general term.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
It follows that biology is the foundation rather than the house, if we may use so crude a figure.Taboo and Genetics | Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
It is time to abandon the notion that biology prescribes in detail how we shall run society.Taboo and Genetics | Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
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
- biologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for biology
The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Cultural definitions for biology
The study of life and living systems.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.