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biochemistry the science of the chemistry of living things.
biocide any substance capable of killing living organisms.
biodegradable subject to decomposition by the action of living organisms such as bacteria.
biodegrade to break down through the action of living organisms.
biodiesel a low-polluting type of diesel fuel made from renewable, organically-derived oils such as vegetable oils or waste animal fats.
biodiverse having a high level of biodiversity.
biodiversity the diversity of life forms on earth or part of the earth, including diversity of species, genes, and ecosystems, esp. when regarded as providing the optimal conditions for evolution.
biodynamic1 of or pertaining to the branch of biology dealing with the motion of living organisms. [2 definitions]
biodynamic2 a form of organic farming that is holistic and applies mystical and astrological practices. [2 definitions]
bioelectricity the scientific study of biological electric currents and fields and of the effects of external electromagnetic forces on biological systems.
bioengineering the application of engineering principles and technology to medical and biological problems, such as the modification of genes.
bioethical of or pertaining to the ethical implications of biological research and biological research applications.
bioethics the study of the ethical implications of biological and medical research and research applications.
biofeedback a method for self-regulation of presumably involuntary bodily functions, such as heartbeat rate, with the aid of electronic monitors that display visual representations of such functions.
bioflavonoid any of a group of yellow hydrocarbon pigments found in many flowers and fruits, once thought to be important as a vitamin in humans; vitamin P.
biogas any gaseous fuel produced by the bacterial decomposition of organic matter, composed primarily of methane and carbon dioxide.
biogenesis the principle that living organisms are generated only by other living organisms. [2 definitions]
biogeography the study of the geographic distribution of living organisms.
biographer a person who writes biography.
biographical of or relating to the facts and circumstances of a person's life. [2 definitions]
biography an account, usu. written, of the facts and circumstances of one person's life. [3 definitions]