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Prefix Bio

The prefix, bio-, implies of or related to life or living organisms.

Words with the Prefix Bio-

We created the list of words with the prefix bio- by referencing two dictionaries: Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary and Merriam-Webster’s Intermediate Dictionary. We limited the bio- words to those most appropriate for a child in grades 5 through 8 or ages 10 through 14.

Word
Definition
autobiographya story about a person's life (biography) written by that person
biochemicalcharacterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in living organisms
biochemista chemist specializing in biochemistry
biochemistrychemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in living things
biodegradableable to break down into very small harmless parts by the action of living things, e.g., bacteria; can be decomposed by living organisms
biodiesela fuel that is similar to diesel fuel and is usually derived from plants, e.g., soybeans
biodiversitythe existence of many different kinds of plants and animals in an environment
biographersomeone who tells the account of a real person's life
biographicalof or relating to an account of a real person's life
biographya story about a person's life
biohazarda biological agent or condition that is a hazard to humans or the environment
biologicalof or relating to biology or to life and living things
biological clockan inherent timing mechanism in living things that controls the timing of behaviors and bodily functions which occur in cycles
biological controlreduction in numbers or elimination of pest organisms by interference with their ecology, e.g., introduce a parasite
biological warfarewarfare involving the use of biological weapons
biological weapona harmful biological agent, e.g., pathogenic microorganism or a neurotoxin, used as a weapon to cause death or disease usually on a large scale
biologista person specializing in biology
biologya science that deals with living things and life processes
biomea major type of ecological community filled with distinctive plants and animals living together in a particular climate and physical environment, e.g., desert biomes
bionichaving the normal biological capability to perform a physical task increased by special devices - electronic or electromechanical devices (bio + (electr)onic)
bionicsa branch of science concerned with applying facts about the working of biological systems to the solution of engineering problems
biophysicista specialist in biophysics
biophysicsa branch of science concerned with the application of physical principles and methods to biological problems
biopsythe removal and examination of tissue, cells, or fluids from the living body
biospherethe part of the earth's crust, waters, and atmosphere that supports life
biosynthesisthe formation of chemical compounds by a living organism
biotathe animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.
biotechnologythe manipulation of living things to produce useful products, e.g., crops resistant to disease, drugs
bioterrorismterrorism involving the use of biological weapons
bioticof relating to, or caused by living things
biotina growth vitamin of the vitamin B complex found especially in yeast, liver and egg yolk.
biotitea very common black or dark-green mineral of the mica group, containing iron, magnesium, potassium and aluminum

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