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Amsco Vocab Chp. 4 - Section 12. BIO: "life"

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abiogenesis
spontaneous generation (development of life from lifeless matter)
amphibious
1. able to live both on land and in water - 2. attacking with coordinated land, sea, and air forces
antibiotic
germ-killing substance produced by or derived from a microorganism
autobiography
story of a person's life written by that person
biochemistry
chemistry dealing with chemical compounds and processes in living plants and animals
biocidal
destructive to life or living things
biodegradable
capable of being readilty decomposed into harmless substances by microorganisms
biogenesis
development of life from preexisting life
biography
story of a person's life written by another person
biology
science dealing with the study of living organisms
biometry/biometrics
statistical analysis of biological data (two words separated by a /)
biopsy
diagnostic examination of a piece of tissue from the living body
biota
plants (flora) and animals (fauna) living in a region
microbe
microscopic life form; microorganism; germ
symbiosis
living together in mutually helpful association of two dissimilar organisms