a field of study concerned with the ethics and philosophical implications of certain biological and medical procedures, technologies, and treatments, as organ transplants, genetic engineering, and care of the terminally ill.
Barack’s Enforcer Martin Sieff November 5, 2008
(functioning as sing) the study of ethical problems arising from biological research and its applications in such fields as organ transplantation, genetic engineering, or artificial insemination
The study of the ethical and moral implications of medical research and practice.
Note: With the advent of cloning and research on embryonic stem cells, bioethics has become an important branch of scientific inquiry.
the branch of biology dealing with the study of biological communities and the interactions among their members. noun the branch of ecology concerned with the relationships and interactions between the members of a natural community biocenology (bī’ō-sə-nŏl’ə-jē) The study of ecological communities and of interactions among their members.
noun an item of biological information an item of biographical information
biofilm biofilm (bī’ō-fĭlm’) A complex structure adhering to surfaces that are regularly in contact with water, consisting of colonies of bacteria and usually other microorganisms such as yeasts, fungi, and protozoa that secrete a mucilaginous protective coating in which they are encased. Biofilms can form on solid or liquid surfaces as well as on soft […]