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This glossary of biology terms is a list of definitions of fundamental terms and concepts used in
biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chemical processes, Molecular biology, molecular interactions, Physiology, physiological mechanisms, Development ...

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, the study of life and of living organisms. It is intended as introductory material for novices; for more specific and technical definitions from sub-disciplines and related fields, see
Glossary of genetics This glossary of genetics is a list of definitions of terms and concepts commonly used in the study of genetics Genetics is a branch of biology concerned with the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in organisms.Hartl D, Jones E (2 ...
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Glossary of evolutionary biology This glossary of evolutionary biology is a list of definitions of terms and concepts used in the study of evolutionary biology Evolutionary biology is the subfield of biology that studies the evolution, evolutionary processes (natural selection ...
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Glossary of ecology This glossary of ecology is a list of definitions of terms and concepts in ecology Ecology (from el, οἶκος, "house" and el, -λογία, label=none, "study of") is the study of the relationships between living organisms, including h ...
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Glossary of scientific naming This is a list of terms and symbols used in scientific names for organisms, and in describing the names. For proper parts of the names themselves, see List of Latin and Greek words commonly used in systematic names. Note that many of the abbreviati ...
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biology Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, including their anatomy, physical structure, Biochemistry, chemical processes, Molecular biology, molecular interactions, Physiology, physiological mechanisms, Development ...