Biological Dictionary

Biology Definition

What Is Biology?

Definition of biology in English:
The study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin, and distribution.

A. The plants and animals of a particular area: the biology of Lake Superior
(the biology of Lake Superior)

B. The physiology, behaviour, and other qualities of a particular organism or class of organisms: human biology
(human biology)


Early 19th century: coined in German, via French from Greek bios 'life' + -logy.

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Syllabification: bi·ol·o·gy

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