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Branches of Science

Brief definitions of the branches of science
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biology
the science that studies living organisms
botany
the branch of biology that studies plants
zoology
the branch of biology that studies animals
cytology
Study of Cells
histology
The study of tissues
pathology
The study of disease
bacteriology
the study of bacteria
virology
The study of viruses.
anatomy
the study of body structure
astronomy
the study of stars and planets
ecology
science dealing with the relation of living things to their environment and to each other
morphology
branch of biology dealing with the form and structure of animals and plants
biochemistry
chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animals
evolution
the process by which species gradually change over time
genetics
The scientific study of heredity
embryology
the branch of biology dealing with the development of living things from fertilized egg to its developed state.
microbiology
the study of microscopic organisms
physics
the science of matter and energy and their interactions

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