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baɪˈɒl ə dʒiBi·ol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biology, biological sciencenoun

    the science that studies living organisms

  2. biologynoun

    characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms

    "the biology of viruses"

  3. biota, biologynoun

    all the plant and animal life of a particular region


  1. biologynoun

    The study of all life or living matter

  2. biologynoun

    The living organisms of a particular region.

  3. biologynoun

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

    the biology of the whale

  4. Etymology: ; a (modern coinage), with components derived from +. The term (rather, analogous terms) arose in various European languages c. 1800, but the term *βίολογία did not exist in Ancient Greek.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Biologynoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Biology

    bī-ol′oj-i, n. the science that treats of life or of organised beings, which seeks to classify and generalise the multitude of phenomena presented by and peculiar to the living world.—adj. Biolog′ical.—adv. Biolog′ically.—n. Biolo′gist, one who studies biology. [Gr. bios, life, logos, a discourse.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Biology

    the science of animal life in a purely physical reference, or of life in organised bodies generally, including that of plants, in its varied forms and through its successive stages.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biology

    One of the BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE DISCIPLINES concerned with the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of animals, plants, and microorganisms.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Biology' in Nouns Frequency: #2890

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Biology in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Biology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Biology in a Sentence

  1. David Edwards:

    The biology of olfaction is still a frontier of science, very connected to the frontier of neuroscience.

  2. David Gortler:

    Going back to my Yale days when I was a lowly fellow inside of a molecular biology lab, I had to work with RNA myself, he tells NPR. And RNA is something which is very, very delicate and it can be inactivated, just like — we used to joke — just by looking at it the wrong way.

  3. Jake Baum:

    The malaria parasite is one of the very ancient parasites, it's a very complicated creature : it can change its shape, it can change its biology, and that makes it much harder to develop new drugs and new therapeutics.

  4. Arif Kamal:

    There's just so many components to this where, for one population it's about lack of HPV vaccination uptake, and for another population, it's really about chemotherapy resistance, lack of access to specialist care and probably a changed biology, what you have here, in one cancer, is all the different types of disparities one could think of, kind of enmeshed into one space.

  5. Tony Perkins:

    The excruciating pain that unborn babies feel at five months is a matter of biology, not a matter of belief. It is time that Congress put an end to this barbaric horror.

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. tranquillity
    • B. equity
    • C. abdomen
    • D. permutation

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