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life sciences Syllabification: life sci·enc·es
Pronunciation: /ˈˌlīf ˈsīənsəz/

Definition of life sciences in English:

plural noun

The sciences concerned with the study of living organisms, including biology, botany, zoology, microbiology, physiology, biochemistry, and related subjects. Often contrasted with physical sciences.
Example sentences
  • And physicists enjoy careers in engineering, chemistry, life sciences, and Earth sciences.
  • First, the number of women studying medicine and life sciences in postgraduate programs has risen significantly.
  • The life sciences and related technology, such as genetic engineering, could lead to better careers in the near future.


life scientist
Example sentences
  • Or, there are those that are written by one or another life scientist: a neuroscientist or biologist or animal behaviourist or evolutionary theorist, anxious to tell that science has shown that we are all one thing or another.
  • She is expected to take office in early December, and will be the first woman and first life scientist to hold the post.
  • What they found was shocking: the cult had recruited to its ranks a small number of chemical engineers and life scientists who were at work developing and testing chemical and biological weapons.
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