biology


biology
[[t]baɪɒ̱ləʤi[/t]]
1) N-UNCOUNT Biology is the science which is concerned with the study of living things.
Derived words:
biologist [[t]baɪɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] plural N-COUNT

...biologists studying the fruit fly.

2) N-UNCOUNT: the N of n, supp N The biology of a living thing is the way in which its body or cells behave.

The biology of these diseases is terribly complicated.

...human biology.

3) See also molecular biology

English dictionary. 2008.

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