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life science

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

First recorded in 1940–45
Related formslife scientist, noun
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Related Words

ecology, anthropology, medicine, biology, zoology, botany, bioscience

Examples from the Web for life science

Historical Examples

  • And for any question as to the soul's Life we must appeal to Life-science.

    Natural Law in the Spiritual World

    Henry Drummond


British Dictionary definitions for life science

life science

noun
  1. 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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life science in Medicine

life science

n.
  1. 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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life science in Science

life science

  1. 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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