bionomics

[bahy-uh-nom-iks]
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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
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Related Words for bionomics

conservation, preservation, bionomics

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British Dictionary definitions for bionomics

bionomics

noun
  1. (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
n.

"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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bionomics in Science

bionomics

[bī′ə-nŏmĭks]
  1. See ecology.
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