Biology meaning

bī-ŏlə-jē
The definition of biology is the science of all living organisms.

An example of biology is one aspect of science a person would study in order to become a Forensic Scientist.

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The science that deals with the origin, history, physical characteristics, life processes, habits, etc. of living organisms, as plants and animals, and of viruses: it includes botany, zoology, and microbiology.
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The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology and all their subdivisions.
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The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms.

The biology of fungi.

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The plant and animal life of a specific area or region.
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The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms.

The biology of fungi.

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Biological history, principles, etc.
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The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution and encompassing numerous fields such as botany, zoology, mycology, and microbiology.
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The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.
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Animal and plant life, as of a given area.
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The structure, function, and behavior of an organism or type of organism.

The biology of the whale.

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The living organisms present in a specific area or region.
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The study of all life or living matter.
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The living organisms of a particular region.
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Origin of biology

  • German Biologie Greek bio- bio- Greek -logiā -logy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 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.

    From Wiktionary