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.
In theory, a subject can learn to control his internal organs and vital functions; it might therefore be possible for a patient with essential hypertension to learn how to reduce his/her blood pressure.
Biofeedback has been used to control heart rate, blood pressure, migraine head aches, and to relax spastic muscles.
2. A biologically active compound found in the rinds of citrus fruits and some other plants.
Any of a group of water-soluble yellow compounds, present in citrus fruits, rose hips, and other plants, that in mammals maintain the resistance of capillary walls to permeation and change of pressure.
2. A fog, resembling steam fog, produced by the contact of very cold air with the warmth and moisture issuing from animal or human bodies.
2. Gas such as methane or liquid fuel such as ethanol (ethyl alcohol) made from organic waste material, usually by microbial action.
3. A renewable fuel, e.g., biodiesel, biogas, and methane, that is derived from biological matter.
2. A combustible gas produced by microbial activity, usually referring to methane produced by microbial fermentation of organic wastes.
3. Any gas fuel derived from the decay of organic matter, as the mixture of methane and carbon dioxide produced by the bacterial decomposition of sewage, manure, garbage, or plant crops.
4. A gaseous fuel of medium energy content, composed of methane and carbon dioxide; produced from the anaerobic decomposition of organic material in land fills.
2. The principle that living organisms develop only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter.
3. The theory that living things can arise only from other living things and cannot be spontaneously created.
A term presented by Thomas Huxley to the principle that life originates from pre-existing life only and never from nonliving material.
High VOC-emitting tree species; such as, eucalyptus can contribute to smog formation, and therefor the relative emission rates of various species can be a consideration in large-scale tree plantings.
2. That part of biology that seeks to account for the resemblances and the differences in organisms related by descent.
It is the science that simply studies in living organisms such genetic phenomena as heredity and evolution, development and variation; whereas the doctrinal movement that tries to anticipate or enforce the practical utilization of the scientific principles studied is eugenics.