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root "bio"
means life
antibiotic
means a medicine used to save lives because it destroys harmful bacteria and cures infection
autobiography
means a piece of writing written by a person about his or her own life
biography
means a piece of writing about a person's life written by someone else
biologist
means a person who studies living things
biology
means the study of living things
biopsy
means the removal of living tissue from the body for diagnostic examination
biosphere
means the zone of planet Earth where there is life (between the deep crust and the lower atmosphere)
macrobiotic diet
means a diet to help people live longer because it focuses on natural foods
neurobiology
means the study of the nervous system of living things and how it helps the living learn and react
symbiosis
means how two different living organisms live together and depend on each other
roots "vit"/"viv"
mean live; life
revitalize
means to bring something back after it declined in condition or popularity; to breathe new life into something
revive
means to bring back to life again
survival
means the ability to continue living
survivor
means a person who lives through a difficult event or experience
vital
describes something necessary or essential to life
vitality
means a quality of state of being full of life; state of being full of energy
vitamin
means a tablet of substances that are thought to promote a healthy life
vivacious
describes someone full of life; fun; lively; animated
vivid
describes something " as big as life" ; brightly colored; daring
vivisection
means surgery on living animals; medical research that involves cutting into animals to study organs, parts, or diseases