biosis
n. [Gr. biosis, manner of life]
1. The condition of being alive.
2. The condition of a specific mode of life.

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  • -biosis — [bī ō′sis, bēō′sis] [ModL < Gr biōsis, way of life < bios: see BIO ] combining form forming nouns a (specified) way of living [symbiosis] …   English World dictionary

  • biosis — clep·to·biosis; mixo·biosis; para·biosis; xeno·biosis; cryp·to·biosis; …   English syllables

  • -biosis — ˌbīˈōsə̇s noun combining form (plural bioses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek biōsis, from bioun to live (from bios mode of life) + ōsis osis : mode of life aerobiosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • -biosis — noun combining form (plural bioses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek biōsis, from bioun to live, from bios life more at quick mode of life < parabiosis > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -biosis — a combining form meaning mode of life, used in the formation of compound words: aerobiosis; parabiosis. [ < Gk bíosis, equiv. to bio , verbid s. of bioûn to live + sis SIS; cf. ANABIOSIS, SYMBIOSIS, on which subsequent coinages were prob.… …   Universalium

  • -biosis — a word element meaning way of life , as in symbiosis. {combining form representing Greek biōsis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • biosis — Life, in a general sense. [G. b., way of living] * * * BioSciences Information Service * * * bi·o·sis (bi oґsis) [Gr. bios life] vitality, or life …   Medical dictionary

  • BIOSIS — Bioscience Information Service of Biological Abstracts …   Acronyms

  • BIOSIS — Bioscience Information Service of Biological Abstracts …   Acronyms von A bis Z

  • biosis — n. life, setting apart living organisms, life in a broad sense …   English contemporary dictionary

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