- biological science
- study of living things
- science of organisms
- nature study
Other Word Forms of Biology
Origin of Biology
bio- + -logy; a classical compound (modern coinage), with components derived from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, “bio-, life”) + -λογία (-logía, “-logy, branch of study, to speak”). The term (rather, analogous terms) arose in various European languages c. 1800, but the term *βίολογία did not exist in Ancient Greek.
German Biologie Greek bio- bio- Greek -logiā -logy
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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