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bio1 US English

A biography or short biographical profile of someone

bio2 US English

Biology

bio- US English

Of or relating to life

biodata US English

Biographical details

biofuel US English

A fuel derived directly from living matter

biogas US English

Gaseous fuel, especially methane, produced by the fermentation of organic matter

biopic US English

A biographical movie

bioactive US English

(Of a substance) having a biological effect

bioclimatic US English

Of or relating to the interrelation of climate and the activities and distribution of living organisms

biocomputer US English

A hypothetical computer based on circuits and components formed from biological molecules or structures that would be smaller and faster than an equivalent computer built from semiconductor components

biocontrol US English

Short for biological control.

biodefense US English

Defensive measures taken to protect against an attack using biological weapons

biodegrade US English

(Of a substance or object) be decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms

biodiesel US English

A biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel

biodiverse US English

(Of a habitat or region) having a high level of biodiversity

biodynamics US English

The study of physical motion or dynamics in living systems

bioelectric US English

Of or relating to electricity or electrical phenomena produced within living organisms

bioenergy US English

Renewable energy produced by living organisms

bioethanol US English

Ethanol produced from plants such as sugar cane or corn, used as an alternative to gasoline

biohazard US English

A risk to human health or the environment arising from biological work, especially with microorganisms

biomimicry US English

The design and production of materials, structures, and systems that are modeled on biological entities and processes

biomolecule US English

A molecule that is involved in the maintenance and metabolic processes of living organisms

biopharma US English

Biopharmaceutical companies collectively as a sector of industry

biopiracy US English

Bioprospecting that exploits plant and animal species by claiming patents to restrict their general use

bioplastic US English

A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than from petroleum

bioreactor US English

An apparatus in which a biological reaction or process is carried out, especially on an industrial scale

bioregion US English

A region defined by characteristics of the natural environment rather than by man-made divisions

biorhythm US English

A recurring cycle in the physiology or functioning of an organism, such as the daily cycle of sleeping and waking

bioscience US English

Any of the life sciences

biosecurity US English

Procedures intended to protect humans or animals against disease or harmful biological agents

biosensor US English

A device that uses a living organism or biological molecules, especially enzymes or antibodies, to detect the presence of chemicals

biosocial US English

Of or relating to the interaction of biological and social factors

biosolids US English

Organic matter recycled from sewage, especially for use in agriculture

biowarfare US English

Biological warfare, including the use of toxins of biological origin or microorganisms as weapons of war

bioweapon US English

A biological weapon

biodiversity US English

The variety of life in the world or in a particular habitat or ecosystem

biomechanics US English

The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms

bioterrorism US English

Terrorism involving the release of toxic biological agents

bioaccumulate US English

(Of a substance) become concentrated inside the bodies of living things


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