Meaning of “biology” in the English Dictionary

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"biology" in British English

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biologynoun [ U ]

uk /baɪˈɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /baɪˈɑː.lə.dʒi/

A2 the scientific study of the natural processes of living things:

human biology
marine biology
molecular biology
The book deals with the reproductive biology of the buffalo.

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  • She studied biology at university.
  • He has a BSc in biology.
  • In biology classes at school we used to dissect rats.
  • What mark did you get in the biology exam?
  • We had to dissect a worm and a frog in our biology practical today.

(Definition of “biology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"biology" in American English

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biologynoun [ U ]

us /bɑɪˈɑl·ə·dʒi/

science the scientific study of the natural processes of living things

(Definition of “biology” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)