1. [ noun ] (biology) the science that studies living organisms
Synonyms: biological_science
Related terms: life_science morphology physiology histology microbiology genetics embryology cytology neuroscience paleobiology molecular_biology forestry astrobiology neurobiology radiobiology ecology botany cryobiology zoology sociobiology biogeography cell growth species type female breed male generalised subspecies basophilic natural family culture nuclear mononuclear form pedunculate biologist nocturnal decomposition mutant genus myrmecophilous symbiotic dormant free-living vestigial glabrous retrorse plumate acephalous canescent alpine homologous downy semiaquatic propagate connate alar homologic bacillar stomatous astomatous thermolabile geniculate actinomorphic zygomorphic sympatric allopatric territorial nonterritorial compressed depressed uniparous multiparous bilocular adnate cellular heterologous tomentose extracellular intercellular analogous intracellular cenogenetic cernuous pilary subaqueous palingenetic commensal ventricose generic mental in_vivo tetramerous recognition urceolate monotypic accretion polymorphic isomorphous binucleate amphibiotic vegetate adaxial polydactyl ecological nucleate versatile hermaphroditic taxonomic saprobic katharobic metamorphous epimorphic trinuclear isomorphism homogeny valence coarctation obligate transform spindle heterology facultative theory_of_evolution theory_of_inheritance cybernetics taxonomy persistent formative cell_theory cataplasia sessile subkingdom enucleate phylum subphylum superphylum class subclass superclass order suborder superorder fissiparous superfamily form_family subfamily tribe caducous subgenus monotype type_genus form_genus lepidote capitate diurnal stabile type_species division differentiated labile organic_phenomenon dehiscence pleomorphism polymorphism dimorphism elan_vital regeneration anisogamy isogamy evolution conjugate sessile specialization affinity brachium turgor activator medium antrorse apposition intussusception uncus symbiotically meme abaxial
2. [ noun ] (biology) characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms

: "the biology of viruses"

Related terms: life
3. [ noun ] all the plant and animal life of a particular region
Synonyms: biota
Related terms: collection vegetation fauna
Similar spelling:   bilgy