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Biology
The scientific study of life and living things
Greek Etymology
Bio = Life
Logos = Words
Anatomy
The scientific study of structure and organization of living things
Greek Etymology
Anatemnein = To cut up, to cut open
Biochemistry
The scientific study of elements, compounds, and chemical reactions controlled by enzymes that take place in living things
Biotechnology
The scientific study of technology and its application in biology
Biophysics
The scientific study of the natural world as it relates to living things
Greek Etymology
Bio = Life
Physikos = Natural
Botany
The scientific study of plants
Cytology
The scientific study of cells
Greek Etymology
Kytos = Container
Logos = Words
Developmental Biology
The scientific study of the growth and development of living things
Ecology
The scientific study of the distribution of living things and their interaction with each other and their environment
Greek Etymology
Oikos = Household
Logos = Words
Evolutionary Biology
The scientific study of the origin, descent, and change of living things over time.
Genetics
The scientific study of genes, heredity, and variation of living things
Greek Etymology
Gennos = To give birth
Microbiology
The scientific study of living things at the microscopic level
Molecular Biology
The scientific study of macromolecules essential to life
Mycology
The scientific study of fungi
Greek Etymology
Mykes = Fungus
Logos = Words
Neurobiology
The scientific study of the nervous system
Paleontology
The scientific study of life's developing history based on the fossil record
Parasitology
The scientific study of parasites, their hosts, and the relationship between them.
Physiology
The scientific study of mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living things
Taxononomy
The scientific classification of living things
Toxicology
The scientific study of adverse effects of chemicals on living things
Zoology
The scientific study of animals
Greek Etymology
Zoon = Animals
Logos = Words