American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Life; living organism: biome.
- Biology; biological: biophysics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An element in many compound words, chiefly scientific, meaning life.
GNU Webster's 1913
- a prefix meaning
of or pertaining to life, produced by living things, etc.
- From Ancient Greek βίος ("life"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek, from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When she lost her job at Pennzoil back in 2000, it took her seven months to find a new one at Quintiles, a bio- and pharmaceutical-services company.”
“The new agreement continues to ban shipments of soy-whey products and bio- solids to the recycling facilities, and will prohibit soils contaminated with more than 500 parts per million of petroleum hydrocarbons.”
“Once a small Japanese pharmaceutical corp, Aikida was now the largest bio- and gen-tech corp in the world, with global headquarters in Chindia and a major presence in every developed country except the United States.”
“Many experts advocate that we adopt such a principle for other potentially dangerous technologies, such as bio- and nano-technologies.”
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“China spends on green energy and bio- and nanotechnology, that will most likely become products in the 2020s.”
“General knowledge or interest in rehabilitation and/or bio- or mechanical engineering principles.”
“Platybelodon grangeri, three growth stages, and a new serridentine from Mongolia Litho-, bio-, and magnetostratigraphy and paleoenvironment of Tunggur Formation middle Miocene in central Inner Mongolia, China”
“Advanced BioHealing's lead product is Dermagraft, a bio- engineered skin substitute used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, Dublin-based Shire said yesterday in a statement.”
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