Definition of Biology

1. Noun. The science that studies living organisms.

Exact synonyms: Biological Science
Examples of category: Cell, Culture, Monad, Homogeny, Isomorphism, Isomorphy, Heterology, Valence, Valency, Coarctation, Spindle, Meme, Cell Doctrine, Cell Theory, Evolutionism, Theory Of Evolution, Theory Of Organic Evolution, Theory Of Inheritance, Cybernetics, Taxonomy, Cataplasia, Subkingdom, Variety, Phylum, Subphylum, Superphylum, Class, Subclass, Superclass, Order, Suborder, Superorder, Family, Superfamily, Form Family, Subfamily, Tribe, Genus, Subgenus, Monotype, Type Genus, Form Genus, Species, Race, Subspecies, Form, Strain, Var., Variant, Type, Type Species, Division, Biologist, Life Scientist, Mutant, Mutation, Sport, Variation, Organic Phenomenon, Dehiscence, Pleomorphism, Polymorphism, Dimorphism, Recognition, Elan Vital, Life Force, Vital Force, Vitality, Accretion, Anisogamy, Apposition, Decomposition, Putrefaction, Rot, Rotting, Evolution, Organic Evolution, Phylogenesis, Phylogeny, Development, Growing, Growth, Maturation, Ontogenesis, Ontogeny, Intussusception, Isogamy, Osmosis, Regeneration, Reproduction, Differentiation, Specialisation, Specialization, Affinity, Phylogenetic Relation, Uncus, Brachium, Turgor, Activator, Medium, Multiply, Procreate, Reproduce, Propagate, Vegetate, Enucleate, Transform, Conjugate, Copy, Replicate, Inhibit, Abaxial, Dorsal, Adaxial, Ventral, Antrorse, Retrorse, Semiaquatic, Subaquatic, Subaquatic, Subaqueous, Submerged, Submersed, Underwater, Amphibiotic, Semiaquatic, Sessile, Stalkless, Pedunculate, Stalked, Sessile, Dormant, Hibernating, Torpid, Glabrous, Canescent, Hoary, Downy, Puberulent, Pubescent, Sericeous, Pilary, Pilose, Pilous, Tomentose, Tomentous, Tetramerous, Binuclear, Binucleate, Binucleated, Mononuclear, Mononucleate, Trinuclear, Trinucleate, Trinucleated, Formative, Diurnal, Nocturnal, Myrmecophilous, Symbiotic, Free-living, Nonparasitic, Nonsymbiotic, Rudimentary, Vestigial, Plumate, Plumed, Plumose, Acephalous, Alpine, Homologous, Homologic, Homological, Heterologic, Heterological, Heterologous, Analogous, Cernuous, Drooping, Nodding, Pendulous, Weeping, Ventricose, Ventricous, In Vivo, Male, Female, Hermaphrodite, Hermaphroditic, Versatile, Epimorphic, Metamorphous, Natural, Obligate, Facultative, Lasting, Persistent, Caducous, Shed, Labile, Thermolabile, Capitate, Fissiparous, Lepidote, Leprose, Scabrous, Scaly, Scurfy, Differentiated, Generalised, Generalized, Stabile, Stomatous, Astomatous, Mouthless, Geniculate, Actinomorphic, Actinomorphous, Bilaterally Symmetrical, Zygomorphic, Zygomorphous, Sympatric, Allopatric, Territorial, Nonterritorial, Compressed, Flat, Depressed, Uniparous, Multiparous, Bilocular, Biloculate, Adnate, Connate, Alar, Alary, Aliform, Wing-shaped, Bacillar, Bacillary, Cellular, Extracellular, Intercellular, Intracellular, Cenogenetic, Palingenetic, Commensal, Generic, Mental, Monotypic, Polydactyl, Polydactylous, Urceolate, Isomorphic, Isomorphous, Polymorphic, Polymorphous, Nuclear, Nucleate, Nucleated, Bionomic, Bionomical, Ecologic, Ecological, Basophilic, Systematic, Taxonomic, Taxonomical, Saprobic, Katharobic, Symbiotically
Generic synonyms: Bioscience, Life Science
Specialized synonyms: Biogeography, Botany, Phytology, Cryobiology, Cytology, Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science, Embryology, Astrobiology, Exobiology, Space Biology, Forestry, Genetic Science, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Morphology, Neurobiology, Palaeobiology, Paleobiology, Physiology, Radiobiology, Sociobiology, Zoological Science, Zoology
Derivative terms: Biologic, Biological, Biologist

2. Noun. Characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms. "The biology of viruses"
Generic synonyms: Life
Derivative terms: Biologic, Biological, Biologist

3. Noun. All the plant and animal life of a particular region.
Exact synonyms: Biota
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Member holonyms: Fauna, Zoology, Botany, Flora, Vegetation
Derivative terms: Biological

Definition of Biology

1. n. The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.

Definition of Biology

1. Noun. The study of all life or living matter ¹

2. Noun. The living organisms of a particular region. ¹

3. Noun. The structure, function, and behavior of an organism or type of organism. ¹

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Definition of Biology

1. the science of life [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Biology

1. The scientific study of living organisms. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Biology

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"HENRY LAURENS, formerly assistant professor in biology in Yale College, has been promoted to be an associate professor of physiology and transferred from ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"We have paid a high price for our failure to emphasize the greater importance of preparing to live ef- i Read in symposium on '' biology and National ..."

3. An Elementary Course of Practical Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Newton Parker (1900)
"There is a good deal of misconception as to the scope of the science of biology. One often meets with students who think that while the study of animals as ..."

4. Glimpses of the Cosmos by Lester Frank Ward (1917)
"Sociology and biology. Contributions to Social Philosophy, III History. ... The original title was Relation of Sociology to biology, which is also that of ..."

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