a combining form meaning “mode of life,” used in the formation of compound words:
indicating a specified mode of life: symbiosis
of, relating to, or entailing the interaction or combination of social and biological factors. Sociology. of, relating to, or characteristic of the theories of or phenomena studied in biosociology. of or relating to social phenomena that are affected by biological factors.
the study of the evolution of social forms and the development of social behavior in terms analogous to or correlated with biological studies. noun Word Origin
nutrient-rich organic materials obtained from wastewater treatment and used beneficially, as for fertilizer: The application of biosolids to land improves soil properties and plant productivity, and reduces dependence on inorganic fertilizers. plural noun semisolid or solid organic material obtained from the recycling of sewage, used esp as a fertilizer biosolids (bī’ō-sŏl’ĭdz) Solid or semisolid organic […]