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Coined/History

Term: biology
Literally meaning: "Study of life"
Origin: Anc Greek
βιο-/vio(bio-, combining form for “life”) > βία/via(=rush)
+λογία/logia(=logysuffix meaning “study of”  or “discourse of”)


The term appears to have been introduced in 1799 by English physician Thomas Beddoes (1760 – 1808) three years later German naturalist, Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus, in 1802 published the : Biologie; oder die Philosophie der lebenden Natur.

Definition
Biology is the scientific study of organisms concerning their function, structure and evolution.

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