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abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)
amphibious
1. able to live both on land and in water
2. attacking with coordinated land, sea, and air forces
antibiotic
germ-killing substance produced by or derived from a microorganism
autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person
biochemistry
chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animals
biocidal
destructive to life or living things
biodegradable
capable of being readily decomposed into harmless substances by microogranisms
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
biometry
statistical analysis of biological data
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
plants (flora) and animals (fauna) living in a region
microbe
microscopic life form; microogranism, germ
symbiosis
living together in mutally helpful association of two dissimilar organisms
anthropology
science dealing w/ the origin, races, customs, and beliefs of humankind
bacteriology
science dealing with the study of bacteria
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
cardiology
science dealing with the action and diseases of the heart
criminology
scientific study of crimes and criminals
dermatology
science dealing with the skin and its diseases
ecology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
ethnology
branch of anthropology dealing with human races, their origin, distribution, culture, etc.
genealogy
account of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor
geology
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
meteorology
science dealing with the atmosphere and the weather
morphology
1. scientific study of the forms and structures of plants and animals
2. form and structure of an organism or any of its parts
mythology
account or study of myths
necrology
list of persons who have died recently; obituary
neurology
scientific study of the nervous system and its diseases
paleontology
science dealing with life in the remote past as recorded in fossils
pathology
1. science dealing with life in the remote past as recorded in fossils
2. something abnormal
petrology
scientific study of rocks
physiology
science dealing with the functions of living things or their organs
psychology
science of their mind
sociology
study of the evolution, development, and functioning of human society
technology
use of science to achieve a practical purpose; applied science; engineering
theology
study of religion and religious ideas