the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior.
the living organisms of a region:
the biology of Pennsylvania.
the biological phenomena characteristic of an organism or a group of organisms:
She is studying the biology of worms, especially in regard to their reproductive behavior.
the study of living organisms, including their structure, functioning, evolution, distribution, and interrelationships
the structure, functioning, etc, of a particular organism or group of organisms
the animal and plant life of a particular region
The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.
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, […]