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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 Stacks Up Against Other First Ladies Regarding Jobs Wayne Barrett April 13, 2012
Soon All Your Best Facebook Friends Will Be Robots William O’Connor December 16, 2013
Queen’s Olympic Bond Stunt Kept Secret From Other Royals Tom Sykes October 30, 2012
Meretz Appeals To Smart Secular Women Don Futterman January 16, 2013

Historical Examples

The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
The Pearl of the Andes Gustave Aimard
The Pearl of the Andes Gustave Aimard
The Pearl of the Andes Gustave Aimard
The Unprotected Species Melvin Sturgis

noun (pl) bios
short for biography
combining form
indicating or involving life or living organisms: biogenesis, biolysis
indicating a human life or career: biography, biopic

biographical summary
Biotechnology Industry Organization


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    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.

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    an early form of motion-picture projector, used about 1900. Historical Examples Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda The Crock of Gold James Stephens Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda Seven Legs Across the Seas Samuel Murray A Bed of Roses W. L. George noun a […]

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    examination of a body to discover whether or not it is alive. Historical Examples The Wonder J. D. Beresford noun (pl) -pies examination of a body to determine whether it is alive

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