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Any of several branches of science, such as microbiology, zoology, botany, or ecology, that deal with living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment. Also called bioscience.
any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as genetics, botany, and ecology.
life′ sci′entist, n.
Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, or ecology, that studies living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment. Compare physical science.
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|Noun||1.||life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms|
natural science - the sciences involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena
biomedical science - the application of the principles of the natural sciences to medicine
biometrics, biometry, biostatistics - a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
craniology - the scientific study of the skulls of various human races
dermatoglyphics - the study of the whorls and loops and arches in the fingertips and on the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet; "some criminologists specialize in dermatoglyphics"
dietetics - the scientific study of food preparation and intake
eugenics - the study of methods of improving genetic qualities by selective breeding (especially as applied to human mating)
cacogenics, dysgenics - the study of the operation of factors causing degeneration in the type of offspring produced
euthenics - the study of methods of improving human well-being and efficient functioning by improving environmental conditions
medical science - the science of dealing with the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease