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acarology the study of mites.
actinobiology the branch of biology concerned with the effects of radiation on living organisms.
aerobiological related to aerobiology, the study of airborne organisms.
aerobiologist one who studies airborne microorganisms.
aerobiology the study of airborne organisms.
agrobiological relating to agrobiology, the study of plant nutrition and soil yields.
agrobiologist one who studies plant nutrition and soil yields.
agrobiology the study of plant nutrition and soil yields.
anthropobiology the study of human biology.
apiology the study of bees.
arachnological related to arachnology.
arachnologist one who studies arachnids.
arachnology the study of spiders.
astacological related to astacology.
astacologist a specialist in astacology, the breeding of crayfish.
astacology the science of crayfish.
astrobiologist one who studies astrobiology.
bacteriologic relating to bacteriology.
bacteriological relating to bacteriology.
bacteriology the scientific study of bacteria.
bioastronautics the science dealing with the effects of travel in space on living organisms.
biodynamical relating to biodynamics, the study of the activities of living organisms.
biodynamics the study of the activities of living organisms.
biogenetic pertaining to biogenesis, the theory that all life is derived from living matter alone.
biogenetics the direct manipulation of an organism's genes.
biogeochemistry the science of plants and animals in relation to chemicals in the soil.
biological relating to biology (noun) a drug of biological origin
biologically (Adv.) BIOLOGICAL, relating to biology.
biology the science of life.
biometry the statistical analysis of biological observations and phenomena.
biophysics the science of the application of the laws of physics to biological phenomena.
bioregionalist one who studies bioregionalism.
bioscience any one of the biological sciences.
bioscientific relating to bioscience.
biosystematic relating to taxonomy esp as based on cytogenetics and genetics.
biosystematics taxonomy esp as based on cytogenetics and genetics.
biosystematist one who studies biosystematics.
biotechnologist one who studies biotechnology.
biotechnology the utilisation of living organisms in industry.
biotics the science of living organisms.
caliology the study of bird's nests.
carcinology the study of crabs and other crustaceans.
cetological relating to cetology, the study of whales and dolphins.
cetologist one versed in cetology.
cetology the study of whales and dolphins.
chronobiologist a student of chronobiology.
chronobiology the study of biological rhythms.
coleopterist one who studies beetles.
conchological relating to conchology, the study of shells.
conchologist a collector or student of shells.
conchology the study of shells.
cryobiological relating to cryobiology.
cryobiologist one who studies cryobiology.
cryobiology the study of life under cold conditions.
cryptogamist one who studies cryptogams.
cryptozoology the study of and search for animals and esp legendary animals.
cytogenetic relating to cytogenetics.
cytogenetical relating to cytogenetics.
cytogenetically (Adv.) CYTOGENETICAL, relating to cytogenetics.
cytogenetics a branch of biology that deals with the study of heredity and variation by the methods of both cytology and genetics.
cytologist a student of living cells.
dendrologous related to dendrology, the study of trees.
dendrology the study of trees.
dysteleologist a specialist in dysteleology.
dysteleology the study of functionless rudimentary organs in animals and plants.
ecotoxicology the study of the destructive effect of waste materials, etc on the environment.
electrobiology the science of the electrical phenomena in living organisms.
embryologic relating to embryology.
embryological relating to embryology.
embryologically (Adv.) EMBRYOLOGIC, relating to embryology.
embryology the science which relates to the formation and development of the embryo in animals and plants.
entomologic related to entomology.
entomological relating to entomology.
entomologically (Adv.) ENTOMOLOGICAL, relating to entomology.
entomologist one who studies insects.
entomology the study of insects.
ethnobiology the branch of biology involving the study of the traditional uses of plants and animals in various human societies.
exobiological relating to exobiology.
exobiology the study of extraterrestrial life.
gnotobiological related to gnotobiology.
gnotobiology the study of life in germfree conditions.
gnotobiotic relating to gnotobiotics, the study of organisms in germfree conditions.
gnotobiotically (Adv.) GNOTOBIOTIC, relating to gnotobiotics.
gnotobiotics the study of organisms living in germfree conditions or when inoculated with known microorganisms.
helminthologist a specialist in helminthology.
helminthology the study of parasitic worms.
herpetologic relating to herpetology.
herpetological relating to herpetology.
herpetologist one who studies snakes.
herpetology the study of reptiles and amphibians.
histiology the study of the tissues of organisms.
histologist one who studies organic tissue.
histology the study of the tissues of organisms.
hydrobiological relating to hydrobiology, the study of aquatic organisms.
hydrobiologist a student of hydrobiology.
hydrobiology the study of aquatic organisms.
ichthyologic relating to ichthyology.
ichthyological relating to ichthyology.
ichthyologist one who studies ichthyology.
ichthyology the study of fish.
insectology the study of insects.
lepidopterology the study of butterflies and moths.
malacological relating to malacology, the study of molluscs.
malacologist a student of molluscs.
malacology the study of molluscs.
mammalogist a student of mammals.
mammalogy the study of mammals.
microbiologic relating to microbiology.
microbiological relating to microbiology.
microbiologist one who studies microbiology.
microbiology the study of microscopic organisms.
mycetology the study of fungi.
mycologic of or relating to mycology, the study of fungi.
mycologist one who studies mycology.
mycology the study of fungi.
myrmecologic relating to myrmecology, the scientific study of ants.
myrmecological relating to myrmecology, the scientific study of ants.
myrmecologist one who studies ants.
myrmecology the scientific study of ants.
neurobiological relating to neurobiology.
neurobiologist one who studies neurobiology.
neurobiology the study of the anatomy of the nervous system.
neuroscience a branch (as neurophysiology) of the life sciences that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and esp with their relation to behavior and learning.
neuroscientist a practitioner of neuroscience.
odonatology the study of dragonflies.
oecologic relating to oecology.
oecology the study of the interrelationships between life forms and their environment.
ophiologic relating to ophiology, the study of snakes.
ophiological relating to ophiology, the study of snakes.
ornithologic relating to ornithology.
ornithological relating to ornithology.
ornithology the study of birds.
orthopterist a student of insects.
orthopterology the study of cockroaches.
palaebiology the study of fossil plants and animals.
palaeobiologic related to palaeobiology.
palaeobiology the study of fossil plants and animals.
paleobiologic relating to paleobiology.
paleobiological relating to paleobiology.
paleobiologist one who studies paleobiology.
paleobiology a branch of paleontology concerned with the biology of fossil organisms.
paleozoologist one who studies paleozoology.
parasitologist one who studies parasitology.
parasitology a branch of biology dealing with parasites and parasitism esp among animals.
pathobiology the biology of disease.
phaenology the study of organisms as affected by climate.
phenetics a system of classification of organisms based on observable similarities irrespective of whether or not the organisms are related.
phenologist a student of phenology.
phenology the study of organisms as affected by climate.
photobiologist one who studies photobiology.
photobiology the study of the effects of light on organisms.
photodynamics the branch of biology concerned with the effects of light on the actions of plants and animals.
physiologic relating to physiology.
physiology a branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.
protozoologist one who studies protozoology.
protozoology the study of protozoans.
psychobiologist one who studies psychobiology.
psychobiology the study of the biology of the mind.
radiobiologist one who studies radiobiology.
radiobiology a branch of biology dealing with the effects of radiation or radioactive materials on biological systems.
radioecology the study of the effects of radiation and radioactive substances on ecological communities.
sociobiologist one who studies sociobiology.
sociobiology the study of the biological basis of human behaviour.
spongologist one who studies sponges.
spongology the study of sponges.
stoechiology the branch of biology that deals with the elements comprising animal tissues.
stoicheiology the branch of biology that deals with the elements comprising animal tissues.
stoichiology the science of elements of animal tissues.
therology the study of wild mammals.
thremmatology the science of breeding domestic animals and plants.
zoologic relating to zoology.
zoological relating to zoology.
zoologically (Adv.) ZOOLOGICAL.
zoologist one who studies zoology.
zoology the study of animals.
zoonomia animal physiology.
zoonomic relating to zoonomia, animal physiology.
zoonomy animal physiology.
zoophysiology the study of animal physiology.
zoophytological relating to zoophytology.
zoophytology the study of zoophytes, plantlike animals.
zootaxy the science of classifying animals.