Biology

Double click on any word to get a popup explanation of the word and sample sentences
Dictionary | Wikipedia | Synonyms | Quotation | News

Biology Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the science that studies living organisms
  • all the plant and animal life of a particular region
  • characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms; "the biology of viruses"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • the science that studies living organisms ,
  • characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms; "the biology of viruses" ,
  • all the plant and animal life of a particular region

Would you like to add your own explaination to this word 'Biology'?

Biology Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Biology is the science of life and living things, and their evolution. Living things include plants, animals, fungi (such as mushrooms), and microorganisms such as bacteria and archaea.

People who study biology are called biologists. Biology looks at how animals and other organisms behave and work, and what they are like. Biology also studies how organisms react with each other and the environment. It has existed as a science for about 200 years, and was preceded by natural history. Biology has many research fields and branches. Like all sciences, biology uses the scientific method. This means that biologists must be able to show evidence for their ideas, and that other biologists must be able to test the ideas for themselves.

Biology attempts to answer questions such as: "What are the characteristics of this living thing?" (comparative anatomy); "How do the parts work?" (physiology); "How should we group living things?" (classification, taxonomy); "What does this living thing do?" (behaviour, growth); "How does inheritance work? (genetics); "What has been the history of life?" (palaeontology). How do organisms relate to their environment? (ecology). All modern biology is influenced by evolution, which answers the question: "How has the living world come to be as it is?"



Words and phrases related to 'Biology'



'Biology' example sentence in quotations


* Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. - Dbjanski


Click here for more related quotations on 'Biology'

Biology Sample Sentences in News


  • FASEB Science Research Conference: Melatonin Biology: Actions and Therapeutics
    ( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) The 2015 FASEB Science Research Conference Melatonin Biology: Actions and Therapeutics will focus on the role of melatonin and its analogues as potential drugs in the treatment of sleep and circadian disorders, insomnia, cancer, immune dysfunction, inflammatory processes, and neurodegenerative disease. Read more on this news related to 'Biology'
  • Metro parents furious after teacher gives students controversial abortion quiz
    EDMOND, Okla. – A local biology teacher’s multiple choice question about abortion is upsetting students’ parents. Edmond Santa Fe High School officials confirmed Tuesday several biology teachers at the school gave their students a “non graded exercise” – a discussion starter – on human genetic disorders. “You’ve found out that the child you (or y Read more on this news related to 'Biology'
  • FASEB Science Research Conference: Protein Kinases and Protein Phosphorylation
    ( Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology ) This FASEB Science Research Conference will focus on the basic biology of protein kinases and phosphorylation-dependent signaling networks, as well as their roles in human disease, bringing together established scientists, young investigators, and trainees. Read more on this news related to 'Biology'

Want to be famous? Add your definition to the meaning of 'Biology'


Search for more meaning of 'Biology' on the web