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abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)
amphibious
able to live both on land and in water
antibiotic
antibacterial substanc produced by a living organism
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 living microorganisms
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 calculation of the probable duration of human life
biometrics
statistical analysis of biologic data
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
the living plants and living animals of a region
microbe
very minute living organism; microorganism; germ
symbiosis
the living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms