Physiology. an innate periodicity in an organism’s physiological processes, as sleep and wake cycles.
a cyclically recurring pattern of physiological states in an organism or organ, such as alpha rhythm or circadian rhythm; believed by some to affect physical and mental states and behaviour
bi’o·rhyth’mic (-rĭð’mĭk) adj.
A recurring biological process, such as sleep, that is controlled by the circadian rhythms of an organism. See more at circadian rhythm.
computer firmware that directs many basic functions of the operating system, as booting and keyboard control. biography. biology. biographical. biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests. Contemporary Examples The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan Kate Hoit May 25, 2014 […]
biography. biology. biographical. biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests. a combining form meaning “life” occurring in loanwords from Greek (biography); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bioluminescence). Contemporary Examples Madonna’s Trainer Fights Back Jacob Bernstein October 20, 2009 Ann Romney: How She […]
the maintenance of safe conditions in biological research to prevent harm to workers, nonlaboratory organisms, or the environment. Contemporary Examples Growing Number of Biosafety Labs Raises Red Flags Center for Public Integrity August 19, 2014 noun the precautions taken to control the cultivation and distribution of genetically modified crops and products
any science that deals with the biological aspects of living organisms. noun another name for a life science the life sciences collectively bi’o·sci’en·tif’ic (-sī’ən-tĭf’ĭk) adj. bi’o·sci’en·tist n.