bio-, bi-, -bia, -bial, -bian, -bion, -biont, -bius, -biosis, -bium, -biotic, -biotical

(Greek: life; living, live, alive)

Don’t confuse this element with another bi- which means "two".

The most important things in life are not things.

—Anonymous
xenobiologist
A scientist who speculates on the biology of alien life forms.

A xenobiologist is usually a human doctor, or biologist, who is an expert regarding the physiology of alien organisms and life forms.

xenobiosis
A form of symbiosis among ants in which two colonies of different species live together on friendly terms without rearing their broods in common.
xenobiotic
1. A pharmacologically, endocrinologically, or toxicologically active substance not endogenously produced and therefore foreign to an organism.
2. A foreign organic chemical; a reference to environmental pollutants; such as, pesticides in runoff water.
zoobiosis
The condition of a parasitic fungus that infests an animal.
zoobiotic
Parasitic on an animal, as some fungi; living on or in an animal.
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Related life, live-word units: anima-; -cole; vita-; viva-.