biological science

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Noun1.biological science - the science that studies living organismsbiological science - the science that studies living organisms
cell - (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
culture - (biology) the growing of microorganisms in a nutrient medium (such as gelatin or agar); "the culture of cells in a Petri dish"
monad - (biology) a single-celled microorganism (especially a flagellate protozoan)
homogeny - (biology) similarity because of common evolution
isomorphism, isomorphy - (biology) similarity or identity of form or shape or structure
heterology - (biology) the lack of correspondence of apparently similar body parts
valence, valency - (biology) a relative capacity to unite or react or interact as with antigens or a biological substrate
coarctation - (biology) a narrowing or constriction of a vessel or canal; especially a congenital narrowing of the aorta
spindle - (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"
meme - 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"
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
biogeography - dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
cryobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms
cytology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of cells
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
embryology - the branch of biology that studies the formation and early development of living organisms
astrobiology, exobiology, space biology - the branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space on living organisms and the search for extraterrestrial life
forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
microbiology - the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
molecular biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
morphology - the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
neurobiology - the branch of biology that deals with the anatomy and physiology and pathology of the nervous system
palaeobiology, paleobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
radiobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
sociobiology - the branch of biology that conducts comparative studies of the social organization of animals (including human beings) with regard to its evolutionary history
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
cell doctrine, cell theory - (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
evolutionism, theory of evolution, theory of organic evolution - (biology) a scientific theory of the origin of species of plants and animals
theory of inheritance - (biology) a theory of how characteristics of one generation are derived from earlier generations
cybernetics - (biology) the field of science concerned with processes of communication and control (especially the comparison of these processes in biological and artificial systems)
taxonomy - (biology) study of the general principles of scientific classification
cataplasia - (biology) degenerative reversion of cells or tissue to a less differentiated or more primitive form
subkingdom - (biology) a taxonomic group comprising a major division of a kingdom
variety - (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"
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
subphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and a class
superphylum - (biology) a taxonomic group ranking between a phylum and below a class or subclass
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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