biology etymology

English word biology comes from Ancient Greek βίος (bios - life) and Ancient Greek -λογία (study, account of, etc.).

Detailed word origin of biology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
βίος Ancient Greek (grc) Life.
-λογία Ancient Greek (grc) Study, account of, reason, etc.
biology English (eng) The living organisms of a particular region.. The structure, function, and behavior of an organism or type of organism.. The study of all life or living matter.

Words with the same origin as biology

Descendants of βίος
biography biological biologist biopsy
Descendants of -λογία
ecosystem gynecologist pathologist pathology psyche psychological psychology science stem tech techno technological technology