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.
2. The action of light on a biological system; such as, certain algae and bacteria, that results in the dissociation of water to produce hydrogen.
2. A combination of biology and photonics, with photonics being the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light.
Photonics is related to electronics in that it is believed that photons will play a similar central role in future information technology as electrons do today.
It includes the study or application of electromagnetic energy whose basic unit is the photon, incorporating optics, laser technology, electrical engineering, materials science, and information storage and processing.
2. Relating to the science dealing with the mechanical and electrical properties of the parts of living organisms.
2. The study of biological processes and materials by means of the theories and tools of physics.
3. The study of physical processes (e.g., electricity, luminescence) occurring in organisms.
4. The science that applies the laws and methods of physics to the study of biological processes.
5. The science dealing with the mechanical and electrical properties of the parts of living organisms.
For example, the principles of electricity have proven instructive in understanding the functions of nervous systems, while the laws of mechanics help to elucidate the workings of the musculoskeletal system.
Various physical techniques have advanced our knowledge of biologically important molecules (that is, proteins and nucleic acids), notably X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, and spectroscopy.