the use or emphasis of biological principles or methods in explaining human, especially social, behavior.
a specialist in biology. Contemporary Examples How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom Nina Strochlic January 22, 2014 Whole Foods: America’s Temple of Pseudoscience Michael Schulson February 22, 2014 It’s Not ‘The End of Men’—But They Are in Trouble Jessica Bennett September 11, 2012 What It Takes to Kill a Grizzly Bear […]
disintegration of organic matter through the biochemical action of living organisms, as bacteria. noun the death and dissolution of a living organism the disintegration of organic matter by the action of bacteria etc
the production of light by living organisms. noun the production of light by living organisms as a result of the oxidation of a light-producing substance (luciferin) by the enzyme luciferase: occurs in many marine organisms, insects such as the firefly, etc adj. n. bioluminescence (bī’ō-l’mə-něs’əns) The emission of light by living organisms, such as fireflies, […]
able to destroy life.