life science
noun Date: 1941 a branch of science (as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life processes — usually used in plural • life scientist noun

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  • life science — n a branch of science (as biology, medicine, or anthropology) that deals with living organisms and life processes usu. used in pl …   Medical dictionary

  • life science — life .science n [C usually plural] subjects such as ↑biology that are concerned with the study of humans, plants, and animals →↑earth science, ↑physical science …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • life science — n. any of various sciences, as botany or zoology, dealing with living organisms and their life processes life scientist n …   English World dictionary

  • life science — noun any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑bioscience • Derivationally related forms: ↑life scientist • Hypernyms: ↑natural science …   Useful english dictionary

  • life science — life′ sci′ence n. bio any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as genetics, botany, and ecology • Etymology: 1940–45 life′ sci′entist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • life science — life scientist. any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as biology, medicine, or ecology. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • life science — life sciences N COUNT: usu pl The life sciences are sciences such as zoology, botany, and anthropology which are concerned with human beings, animals, and plants …   English dictionary

  • Life-Science — Unter dem Begriff Biowissenschaften (griech. βιός (bios) = „Leben“), auch Lebenswissenschaften oder Life Sciences genannt, versteht man Forschungsrichtungen und Ausbildungsgänge, die sich mit Prozessen oder Strukturen von Lebewesen beschäftigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Life Science — Unter dem Begriff Biowissenschaften (griech. βιός (bios) = „Leben“), auch Lebenswissenschaften oder Life Sciences genannt, versteht man Forschungsrichtungen und Ausbildungsgänge, die sich mit Prozessen oder Strukturen von Lebewesen beschäftigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • life science — Synonyms and related words: aerobiology, agrobiology, anatomy, astrobiology, bacteriology, biochemics, biochemistry, biochemy, bioecology, biological science, biology, biometrics, biometry, bionics, bionomics, biophysics, botany, cell physiology …   Moby Thesaurus

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