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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.
Contemporary Examples

Why the West Rules—For Now Ian Morris December 24, 2010
Unlocking Alzheimer’s Hannah Seligson December 9, 2009
Girls Love Science. We Tell Them Not To. Tauriq Moosa July 16, 2014
How 10 Billion Will Live Jack Goldstone October 27, 2011
E-Books And Cost Pressures Push College Students Away From Textbooks CNBC June 23, 2013

Historical Examples

Selections from Previous Works Samuel Butler
College Teaching Paul Klapper
The Island of Doctor Moreau H. G. Wells
College Teaching Paul Klapper
The Man Who Was Thursday G. K. Chesterton

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

bi·ol’o·gist n.
The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.


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