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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Biology  \Bi*ol"o*gy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  life  +  -logy:  cf  F.  biologie.] 
  The  science  of  life;  that  branch  of  knowledge  which  treats  of 
  living  matter  as  distinct  from  matter  which  is  not  living; 
  the  study  of  living  tissue.  It  has  to  do  with  the  origin, 
  structure,  development,  function,  and  distribution  of  animals 
  and  plants. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  biology 
  n  1:  the  science  that  studies  living  organisms  [syn:  {biological 
  science}] 
  2:  characteristic  life  processes  and  phenomena  of  living 
  organisms:  "the  biology  of  viruses" 
  3:  all  the  plant  and  animal  life  of  a  particular  region  [syn:  {biota}] 




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