What does biology mean?

Definitions for biology
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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British National Corpus

  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. Sriram Sankararaman:

    We are beginning to learn more about the impact of DNA from archaic hominins on human biology, we now know that both Neanderthal and Denisovan DNA was deleterious in general but there were some genes where this DNA had an adaptive impact. For example, altitude adaptation in Tibetans was likely facilitated by a Denisovan introgressed gene.

  2. Professor Lattanzio:

    A series of astronomical observations obtained over the period 1986 to 2018 supports the idea that life is a cosmic rather than a purely terrestrial or planetary phenomenon, these include the detection of biologically relevant molecules in interstellar clouds and comets, mid-infrared spectra of interstellar grains and the dust from comets, a diverse set of data from comets including the Rosetta mission showing consistency with biology and the frequency of Earth-like or habitable planets in the Galaxy.

  3. Marsha Blackburn:

    Regardless of the radical propaganda being pushed by the left, God created men and women differently from a physical standpoint, and that’s a biological fact, now, female athletes like Riley Gaines, who have dedicated their entire lives to a sport, are being defeated by a competitor that was a man just three years ago. Joe Biden's vision for female sports will result in two teams – one team of men and another team of folks that used to be men. We should champion biological women and their historical achievements, not implement revisionist biology and destroy their records.

  4. Ryosuke Motani:

    This is a very strange animal, when I started thinking about the biology I was puzzled.

  5. Gavin Shire:

    The service looks closely at the individual circumstances of each import application, including the biology of the species, its current status in and beyond the country where the hunt will take place, and the threats it may be facing, as well as the overall management program for the species in that country, where the funds for the hunt will go and how they will be used.

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