bio-


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Related to bio-: Bio-diesel, Bio-oil

bio-

(word root) life
Examples of words with the root bio-: biography, biopsy

bio-

or bi-
pref.
1. Life; living organism: biome.
2. Biology; biological: biophysics.

[Greek, from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

bio-

or before a vowel

bi-

combining form
1. indicating or involving life or living organisms: biogenesis; biolysis.
2. indicating a human life or career: biography; biopic.
[from Greek bios life]

bi•o

(ˈbaɪ oʊ)

n., pl. bi•os,
1. biography.
2. biology.
[1945–50]

bio-

a combining form meaning “life,” “living organism,” “biology”: biodegradable.
Also, esp. before a vowel, bi-.
[comb. form of Greek bíos life]
Translations

bio-

[ˈbaɪəʊ-] prefixbio-
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The bio diesel blending program which was started a year ago on 10 August 2015 as a pilot in 5 cities has now been extended to 6 states and Bio- diesel blended diesel is sold through nearly 2200 retail outlets in the country.
Respondents mostly consider as bio- products "products of organic farming, which do not contain chemical compounds" or "are not produced with the help of synthetic fertilizers."