life science


noun

any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as biology, medicine, or ecology.

Nearby words

  1. life partner,
  2. life peer,
  3. life plant,
  4. life preserver,
  5. life raft,
  6. life sentence,
  7. life signs,
  8. life skill,
  9. life space,
  10. life span

Origin of life science

First recorded in 1940–45

Related formslife scientist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for life science

life science

noun

any one of the branches of science concerned with the structure and behaviour of living organisms, such as biology, botany, zoology, physiology, or biochemistryCompare physical science See also social science
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Medicine definitions for life science

life science

n.

Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that deals with living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment.bioscience

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Science definitions for life science

life science

Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, and ecology, that study the structural and functional organization of living organisms and their relationships to each other and the environment. Compare physical science.
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