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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]
biohazard a biological substance or condition that endangers human life or health.
bioinformatics the analysis of biological data, such as DNA or protein sequences, using computers. [2 definitions]
biological of or pertaining to biology.
biological warfare the use of living organisms such as bacteria or viruses to kill or disable people or destroy their food supply.
biologist a scientist who specializes in biology.
biology the science that is concerned with the growth, development, and functioning of living things. [3 definitions]
bioluminescence the emission of light produced naturally by certain kinds of insects, fish, or bacteria, or such light itself.
biomagnetism the scientific study of the effects of magnetic forces on biological systems.
biomass the quantity of living matter in a particular habitat measured by weight of organisms per unit of habitat area or by weight or volume of organisms per unit of habitat volume.
biome a major type of global region, such as forest, desert, or grassland, characterized by the community of plants and animals that have adapted to life under the particular soil and climatic conditions that a particular region presents. [2 definitions]
biomedicine the branch of medicine concerned with human survival and functioning in abnormal environmental conditions.
biometrics (used with a sing. verb) the mathematical and statistical analysis of biological data.
biomimicry the imitation of natural biological functioning in the creation of new forms of technology or in the devising of new processes or systems that can help solve human problems.
bionic consisting of or supplemented by electronic or mechanical devices. [3 definitions]
bionics (used with a sing. verb) the application of biological functions and mechanisms to the study and design of engineering devices and systems.
biopharmaceutical a drug extracted from a biological source, or a derivative of such a drug.