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Definition 1: the science that studies living organisms - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for biology in the sense of this definition

(biology is a kind of ...) any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies plants

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life

(... is a kind of biology ) the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system

(... is a kind of biology ) a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history

(... is a kind of biology ) the branch of biology that studies animals

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar)

"the culture of cells in a Petri dish"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) similarity because of common evolution

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) tiny fibers that are seen in cell division; the fibers radiate from two poles and meet at the equator in the middle

"chromosomes are distributed by spindles in mitosis and meiosis"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) a cultural unit (an idea or value or pattern of behavior) that is passed from one person to another by non-genetic means (as by imitation)

"memes are the cultural counterpart of genes"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the theory that cells form the fundamental structural and functional units of all living organisms; proposed in 1838 by Matthias Schleiden and by Theodor Schwann

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) the study of wooden plants

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics

"varieties are frequently recognized in botany"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic category below a class and above an order

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic class below a phylum and above a class

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) taxonomic group that is a subdivision of an order

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group ranking above an order and below a class or subclass

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera

"sharks belong to the fish family"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group ranking below an order but above a family

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic category below a family

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic category between a genus and a subfamily

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) taxonomic group between a genus and a species

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group with a single member (a single species or genus)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) genus from which the name of a family or subfamily is formed; it is not necessarily the most representative genus but often the largest or best known or earliest described

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) an artificial taxonomic category for organisms of which the true relationships are obscure

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups

"a new strain of microorganisms"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the taxonomic group whose characteristics are used to define the next higher taxon

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the species that best exemplifies the essential characteristics of the genus to which it belongs

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) an organism that has characteristics resulting from chromosomal alteration

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a natural phenomenon involving living plants and animals

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the appearance of two or more distinctly different forms in the life cycle of some organisms

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the existence of two or more forms of individuals within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the existence of two forms of individual within the same animal species (independent of sex differences)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the ability of one molecule to attach to another molecule that has a complementary shape

"molecular recognition drives all of biology, for instance, hormone and receptor or antibody-antigen interactions or the organization of molecules into larger biologically active entities"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a hypothetical force (not physical or chemical) once thought by Henri Bergson to cause the evolution and development of organisms

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) growth by addition as by the adhesion of parts or particles

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of two differing gametes (especially differing in size)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) growth in the thickness of a cell wall by the deposit of successive layers of material

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the sequence of events involved in the evolutionary development of a species or taxonomic group of organisms

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level

"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) growth in the surface area of a cell by the deposit of new particles between existing particles in the cell wall

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology, chemistry) diffusion of molecules through a semipermeable membrane from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration until the concentration on both sides is equal

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) growth anew of lost tissue or destroyed parts or organs

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) the process of generating offspring

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the structural adaptation of some body part for a particular function

"cell differentiation in the developing embryo"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) state of relationship between organisms or groups of organisms resulting in resemblance in structure or structural parts

"in anatomical structure prehistoric man shows close affinity with modern humans"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) any hook-shaped process or part

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) the normal rigid state of fullness of a cell or blood vessel or capillary resulting from pressure of the contents against the wall or membrane

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) any agency bringing about activation; a molecule that increases the activity of an enzyme or a protein that increases the production of a gene product in DNA transcription

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (biology) a substance in which specimens are preserved or displayed

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) multiply sexually or asexually

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) propagate asexually

"The bacterial growth vegetated along"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) remove the nucleus from (a cell)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) change (a bacterial cell) into a genetically distinct cell by the introduction of DNA from another cell of the same or closely related species

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) undergo conjugation

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) reproduce or make an exact copy of

"replicate the cell" "copy the genetic information"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) limit, block, or decrease the action or function of

"inhibit the action of the enzyme" "inhibit the rate of a chemical reaction"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) facing away from the axis of an organ or organism

"the abaxial surface of a leaf is the underside or side facing away from the stem"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) nearest to or facing toward the axis of an organ or organism

"the upper side of a leaf is known as the adaxial surface"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) bent or curved forward or upward

"a plant having antrorse hairs on the stem"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) bent or curved backward or downward

"leaves with retrorse barbs"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) partially aquatic; living or growing partly on land and partly in water

"a marginal subaquatic flora"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) growing or remaining under water

"viewing subaqueous fauna from a glass-bottomed boat" "submerged leaves"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having an aquatic early or larval form and a terrestrial adult form

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) attached directly by the base; not having an intervening stalk

"sessile flowers" "the shell of a sessile barnacle is attached directly to a substrate"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having or growing on or from a peduncle or stalk

"a pedunculate flower" "a pedunculate barnacle is attached to the substrate by a fleshy foot or stalk"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) permanently attached to a substrate; not free to move about

"sessile marine animals and plants"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) in a condition of biological rest or suspended animation

"dormant buds" "a hibernating bear" "torpid frogs"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having no hair or similar growth; smooth

"glabrous stems" "glabrous leaves" "a glabrous scalp"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) covered with fine whitish hairs or down

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) covered with fine soft hairs or down

"downy milkweed seeds"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) covered with hairs especially fine soft ones

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) densely covered with short matted woolly hairs

"a tomentose leaf"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having or consisting of four similar parts; tetramerous flowers

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having two nuclei

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having only one nucleus

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having three nuclei

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) capable of forming new cells and tissues

"a formative zone in developing bone"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or belonging to or active during the day

"diurnal animals are active during the day" "diurnal flowers are open during the day and closed at night" "diurnal and nocturnal offices"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) belonging to or active during the night

"nocturnal animals are active at night" "nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) living symbiotically with ants

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) not parasitic on another organism

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) not fully developed in mature animals

"rudimentary wings"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having an ornamental plume or feathery tuft

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) lacking a head or a clearly defined head

"acephalous worms"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) living or growing above the timber line

"alpine flowers"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function

"the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) similar in evolutionary origin but not in function

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin

"the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having branches or flower heads that bend downward

"nodding daffodils" "the pendulous branches of a weeping willow" "lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having a swelling on one side

"the ventricose gullet of an insect"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of a biological process occurring within a living organism

"in vivo techniques"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation

"a male infant" "a male holly tree"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop

"a female heir" "female holly trees bear the berries"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of animal or plant; having both male female reproductive organs

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) able to move freely in all directions

"an owl's versatile toe can move backward and forward" "an insect's versatile antennae can move up and down or laterally" "a versatile anther of a flower moves freely in the wind"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) characterized by incomplete metamorphosis; having the same number of body segments in successive stages

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) produced by metamorphosis

"most insects are metamorphic as witness the stages as a butterfly develops from a caterpillar"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies

"it's the natural thing to happen" "natural immunity" "a grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) restricted to a particular condition of life

"an obligate anaerobe can survive only in the absence of oxygen"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) able to exist under more than one set of conditions

"a facultative parasite can exist as a parasite or a saprophyte"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) retained; not shed

"persistent leaves remain attached past maturity" "the persistent gills of fishes"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) shed at an early stage of development

"most amphibians have caducous gills" "the caducous calyx of a poppy"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily undergoing change or breakdown

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (chemistry, physics, biology) readily changed or destroyed by heat

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) being abruptly enlarged and globose at the tip

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) reproducing by fission

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) rough to the touch; covered with scales or scurf

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) exhibiting biological specialization; adapted during development to a specific function or environment

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) not biologically differentiated or adapted to a specific function or environment

"the hedgehog is a primitive and generalized mammal"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (chemistry, physics, biology) resistant to change

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having a mouth or mouthlike opening

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having no mouth or mouthlike opening

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) bent at a sharp angle

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) capable of division into symmetrical halves by any longitudinal plane passing through the axis

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) capable of division into symmetrical halves by only one longitudinal plane passing through the axis

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (of biological species or speciation) occurring in the same or overlapping geographical areas

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) (of biological species or speciation) occurring in areas isolated geographically from one another

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) displaying territoriality; defending a territory from intruders

"territorial behavior" "strongly territorial birds"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) not displaying territoriality

"a nonterritorial species"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) flattened downward as if pressed from above or flattened along the dorsal and ventral surfaces

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) producing only one offspring at a time

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) producing more than one offspring at a time

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) divided into or containing two cells or chambers

"having a bilocular capsule"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of unlike parts or organs; growing closely attached

"a calyx adnate to the ovary"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of similar parts or organs; closely joined or united

"a connate tomato flower"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having or resembling wings

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or produced by or containing bacilli

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) relating to cells

"cellular walls" "cellular physiology"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) located or occurring outside a cell or cells

"extracellular fluid"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) located between cells

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) located or occurring within a cell or cells

"intracellular fluid"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to cenogenesis

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to palingenesis

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) living in a state of commensalism

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) relating to or common to or descriptive of all members of a genus

"the generic name"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the chin- or liplike structure in insects and certain mollusks

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) consisting of only one type

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to a person (or other vertebrate) having more than the normal number of digits

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) urn-shaped; large below and contracted toward the mouth

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having similar appearance but genetically different

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) relating to the occurrence of more than one kind of individual (independent of sexual differences) in an interbreeding population

"a polymorphic species"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to or constituting the nucleus of a cell

"nuclear membrane" "nuclear division"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) having a nucleus or occurring in the nucleus

"nucleated cells"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to the science of ecology

"ecological research"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) staining readily with basic dyes

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to taxonomy

"taxonomic relations" "a taxonomic designation"

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) living in or being an environment rich in organic matter but lacking oxygen

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) of living being in an oxygenated environment lacking organic matter

(biology is the domain which ... is member of) in a symbiotic manner

Definition 2: all the plant and animal life of a particular region - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for biology in the sense of this definition

(biology is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(biology is a member of ...) all the animal life in a particular region or period

"the fauna of China" "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"

(biology is a member of ...) all the plant life in a particular region or period

"Pleistocene vegetation" "the flora of southern California" "the botany of China"

Definition 3: characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where biology or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the biology of viruses

(biology is a kind of ...) the organic phenomenon that distinguishes living organisms from nonliving ones

"there is no life on the moon"

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