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bio1 British & World English

A biography or short biographical profile of someone

bio- British & World English

Relating to life

biodata British & World English

Biographical details

biofuel British & World English

A fuel derived immediately from living matter

biogas British & World English

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

biopic British & World English

A biographical film

bioactive British & World English

(Of a substance) having a biological effect

bioclimatic British & World English

Relating to the interrelation of climate and the activities and distribution of living organisms

biocomputer British & World English

A (hypothetical) computer based on circuits and components formed from biological molecules or structures

biocontrol British & World English

Short for biological control.

biodefence British & World English

Defensive measures taken to protect against an attack using biological weapons

biodegrade British & World English

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

biodiesel British & World English

A biofuel intended as a substitute for diesel

biodiverse British & World English

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

biodynamics British & World English

The study of physical motion or dynamics in living systems

bioelectric British & World English

Relating to electricity or electrical phenomena produced within living organisms

bioenergy British & World English

Renewable energy produced by living organisms

bioethanol British & World English

Ethanol produced from plants such as sugar cane or maize, used as an alternative to petrol

biohazard British & World English

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

biomimicry British & World English

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

biomolecule British & World English

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

biopharma British & World English

Biopharmaceutical companies collectively as a sector of industry

biopiracy British & World English

The practice of commercially exploiting naturally occurring biochemical or genetic material, especially by obtaining patents that restrict its future use, while failing to pay fair compensation to the community from which it originates

bioplastic British & World English

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

bioreactor British & World English

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

bioregion British & World English

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

biorhythm British & World English

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

bioscience British & World English

Any of the life sciences

biosecurity British & World English

Procedures or measures designed to protect the population against harmful biological or biochemical substances

biosensor British & World English

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

biosocial British & World English

Relating to the interaction of biological and social factors

biosolids British & World English

Organic matter recycled from sewage, especially for use in agriculture

biowarfare British & World English

Biological warfare

bioweapon British & World English

A harmful biological agent used as a weapon of war

biodiversity British & World English

The variety of plant and animal life in the world or in a particular habitat, a high level of which is usually considered to be important and desirable

biomechanics British & World English

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

bioterrorism British & World English

The use of infectious agents or other harmful biological or biochemical substances as weapons of terrorism


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