WikiMD


W8MD Diet | COVID-19 portal | Vitamin D | Vaccine | Keto

WikiMD is the world's largest medical encyclopedia with
13,590 pages, 4,139,114 edits & 37,811,477 views.

Free unbiased diet, health and wellness info!

Biology

From WikiMD's free health, diet & wellness encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Fungi: Morchella esculenta

Biology is the science that studies life, and living things, and the evolution of life. Living things include animals, plants, fungi (such as mushrooms), and microorganisms such as bacteria and archaea.

The term 'biology' is relatively modern. It was introduced in 1799 by a physician, Thomas Beddoes.[1]

People who study biology are called biologists. Biology looks at how animals and other living things (called organisms) behave and work, and what they are like. Biology also studies how organisms react with each other and the environment. It has existed as a science for about 200 years, and was preceded by natural history. Biology has many research fields and branches. Like all sciences, biology uses the scientific method. This means that biologists must be able to show evidence for their ideas and that other biologists must be able to test the ideas for themselves.

Biology attempts to answer questions such as:

Modern biology is influenced by evolution, which answers the question: "How has the living world come to be as it is?"

History

The word biology comes from the Greek word βίος (bios), "life", and the suffix -λογία (logia), "study of."[2][3]

Branches

References

  1. "biology, n.". OED Online. 2019. Oxford University Press. http://www.oed.com.research.aadl.org/view/Entry/19228?redirectedFrom=biology (accessed March 23, 2019). Citation: Contrib. Physical & Med. Knowl. Introd. (1799) Chapter 4, "Physiology therefore—or more strictly biology—by which I mean the doctrine of the living system in all its states, appears to be the foundation of ethics and pneumatology."

Also see

Some templates adapted from Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

 

Biology is part of WikiMD's free ^articles!

^Biology (article) is provided for informational purposes only. No expressed or implied warranties as to the validity of content.
WikiMD is not a substitute for professional advice. By accessing and using WikiMD you agree to the terms of use.
Templates etc. when imported from Wikipedia, are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0. See full disclaimers.
W8MD weight loss logo

Ad. Tired of being overweight?. W8MD's physician weight loss program can HELP. Tele medicine available