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1. The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution and encompassing numerous fields such as botany, zoology, mycology, and microbiology.
2. The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms: the biology of fungi.
3. The living organisms present in a specific area or region.

[German Biologie : Greek bio-, bio- + Greek -logiā, -logy.]

bi·ol′o·gist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biologist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organismsbiologist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
bacteriologist - a biologist who studies bacteria
botanist, phytologist, plant scientist - a biologist specializing in the study of plants
cytologist - a biologist who studies the structure and function of cells
ecologist - a biologist who studies the relation between organisms and their environment
geneticist - a biologist who specializes in genetics
microbiologist - a specialist in microbiology
molecular biologist - a biologist who studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life
natural scientist, naturalist - a biologist knowledgeable about natural history (especially botany and zoology)
neurobiologist - a specialist in neurobiology
physiologist - a biologist specializing in physiology
radiobiologist - a biologist who studies the effects of radiation on living organisms
scientist - a person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
sociobiologist - a biologist who studies the biological determinants of social behavior
systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist - a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
vivisectionist - a biologist who cuts open live animals for research
animal scientist, zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals


[baɪˈɒlədʒɪst] Nbiólogo/a m/f


[baɪˈɒlədʒɪst] nbiologiste mf


nBiologe m, → Biologin f


[baɪˈɒlədʒɪst] nbiologo/a


(baiˈolədʒi) noun
the science of living things. human biology; (also adjective) a biology lesson.
bioˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
bioˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
biˈologist noun
biological warfare
the use of germs as a weapon.


n. biólogo-a.
References in classic literature ?
I am in the position of a biologist who from a single bone must reconstruct not only the appearance of an extinct animal, but its habits.
A business man who was also a biologist and a sociologist would know, approximately, the right thing to do for humanity.
Like a biologist or a botanist, and with much more deliberate effort than most of her fellow-craftsmen, she traces and scrutinizes all the acts and motives of her characters until she reaches and reveals their absolute inmost truth.
Always keenly interested in biology, his almost unlimited means had permitted him to undertake, in secret, a series of daring experiments which had carried him so far in advance of the biologists of his day that he had, while others were still groping blindly for the secret of life, actually reproduced by chemical means the great phenomenon.
Conservation biologist George Powell has long been convinced that there's trouble in the skies.
Studies by Eric Forsman, a biologist formerly with the Oregon State Cooperative Research Unit, and Gordon Gould, of the California Department of Fish and Game, signaled the danger as early as 1972.
Three times a week, Mark Lotz, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC), hops aboard a small airplane and takes to the skies above Florida's forests.
Species are not yet at the verge of extinction," says Matt Kirchhoff, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

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