noun (used with a singular verb)

Nearby words

  1. bion,
  2. biondi,
  3. bionecrosis,
  4. bionic,
  5. bionics,
  6. bionomist,
  7. bionomy,
  8. bioorganic,
  9. biopesticide,
  10. biopharmaceutical

Origin of bionomics

1885–90; bio- + -nomics, probably on the model of economics; see -nomy, -ics

Related formsbi·o·nom·ic, bi·o·nom·i·cal, adjectivebi·o·nom·i·cal·ly, adverbbi·on·o·mist [bahy-on-uh-mist] /baɪˈɒn ə mɪst/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bionomics



(functioning as singular) a less common name for ecology (def. 1), ecology (def. 2)
Derived Formsbionomic, adjectivebionomically, adverbbionomist (baɪˈɒnəmɪst), noun

Word Origin for bionomics

C19: from bio- + nomics on pattern of economics

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Word Origin and History for bionomics



"science of organic evolution; ecology," 1888, coined by Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) from Greek bio- (see bio-) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics).

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Science definitions for bionomics



See ecology.
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