One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to life.‘biosynthesis’
- 1.1 Biological; relating to biology.‘biohazard’
- 1.2 Of living beings.‘biogenesis’
- 1.3 Relating to or involving the use of toxic biological or biochemical substances as weapons of war.‘bioterrorism’
- 1.1 Biological; relating to biology.
From Greek bios ‘(course of) human life’. The sense is extended in modern scientific usage to mean ‘organic life’.
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