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
biotypology
The study of anthropological types with their constitutional variations, inadequacies, etc.
bioultrasonics
1. The use of ultrasonics for biological applications; such as, ultrasonic medical tomography, ultrasonic microscopy, and physical therapy.
2. The study of the interaction of sound at frequencies above about 20 000 hertz with living systems.
biovar
A group (infrasubspecific) of bacterial strains distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of physiological characters. Formerly called biotype.
biozone
1. In terms of time, the period of existence of a species.
2. In lithic terms, an abstract zone that includes all strata deposited during the period of time that a given taxon lived.
3. The range of a single taxonomic entity in geologic time as reflected by its occurrence in fossiliferous rocks.
calobiosis
A form of symbiosis in which one species becomes temporarily the guest of another.
catabiotic
Used up while carrying on of the vital processes other than growth, or in the performance of function, referring to the energy derived from food.
catachronobiology
The study of the deleterious effects of time on a living system.
caustobiolith
A combustible organic rock, such as coal peat, of plant origin.
cenobium, coenobium
Used to describe plant or animal organisms occurring in colonies of discrete individuals.
chemicobiological
chemicobiology
The chemistry of living matter.
chemobiodynamics
Study devoted to elucidation of correlations between the chemical constitution of various materials and their ability to modify the function and morphology of biological systems.
chemobiotic
Having a combination of therapeutic properties for chemotherapeutic and antibiotic objectives.
chronobiology
1. The scientific study of the effect of time on living systems.
2. That aspect of biology that is concerned with the timing of biological events, especially repetitive or cyclic phenomena in individual organisms.
3. The study of biological time rhythms.
colacobiosis
Parasitism; life in which one species lives as a parasite in the community of another species, as found among social insects.
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Related life, live-word units: anima-; -cole; vita-; viva-.