Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Biogenetic adjective (Biol.) Pertaining to biogenesis.
Biogenist noun A believer in the theory of biogenesis.
Biogeography noun [ Greek bi`os life + English geography .] The branch of biology which deals with the geographical distribution of animals and plants. It includes both zoögeography and phytogeography. - - Bi`o*ge`o*graph"ic adjective -- Bi`o*ge`o*graph"ic*al*ly adverb
Biognosis noun [ Greek ... life + ... investigation.] (Biol.) The investigation of life.
[ Greek bi`os
life + -graph
.] 1. An animated picture machine for screen projection; a cinematograph. 2.
[ Confer Biography
.] A biographical sketch.
Biographer noun One who writes an account or history of the life of a particular person; a writer of lives, as Plutarch.
Biographic, Biographical adjective Of or pertaining to biography; containing biography. -- Bi`o*graph"ic*al*ly , adverb
Biographize transitive verb To write a history of the life of. Southey.
; plural Biographies
[ Greek ...
life + ...
to write: confer French biographie
. See Graphic
.] 1. The written history of a person's life. 2. Biographical writings in general.
Biologic, Biological adjective Of or relating to biology. -- Bi`o*log"ic*al*ly , adverb
Biologist noun A student of biology; one versed in the science of biology.
Biology noun [ Greek ... life + -logy : confer French biologie .] The science of life; that branch of knowledge which treats of living matter as distinct from matter which is not living; the study of living tissue. It has to do with the origin, structure, development, function, and distribution of animals and plants.
Biolysis noun [ Greek ... life + ... a dissolving.] (Biol.) The destruction of life.
Biolytic adjective [ Greek ... life + ... to destroy.] Relating to the destruction of life.
Biomagnetic adjective Relating to biomagnetism.
Biomagnetism noun [ Greek ... life + English magnetism .] Animal magnetism.
Biometry noun [ Greek ... life + -metry .] Measurement of life; calculation of the probable duration of human life.
Bion noun [ Greek ... living, present participle of ... to live.] (Biol.) The physiological individual, characterized by definiteness and independence of function, in distinction from the morphological individual or morphon .
Bionomy noun [ Greek ... life + ... law.] Physiology. [ R.] Dunglison.
Biophor Biophore noun [ Greek ... life + ... bearing, from ... to bear.] (Biol.) One of the smaller vital units of a cell, the bearer of vitality and heredity. See Pangen, in Supplement.
Biophotophone noun [ Greek bi`os life + photo + fwnh` sound, voice.] An instrument combining a cinematograph and a phonograph so that the moving figures on the screen are accompanied by the appropriate sounds.
Bioplasm (bī"o*plăz'm) noun [ Greek bi`os life + pla`sma form, mold, from pla`ssein to mold.] (Biol.) A name suggested by Dr. Beale for the germinal matter supposed to be essential to the functions of all living beings; the material through which every form of life manifests itself; unaltered protoplasm.
Bioplasmic (bī`o*plăz"mĭk) adjective Pertaining to, or consisting of, bioplasm.
Bioplast (-plăst) noun [ Greek bi`os life + pla`ssein to form.] (Biol.) A tiny mass of bioplasm, in itself a living unit and having formative power, as a living white blood corpuscle; bioblast.
Bioplastic (bī`o*plăs"tĭk) adjective (Biol.) Bioplasmic.
Bioplastic adjective (Biol.) Bioplasmic.
Biopsychic, Biopsychical adjective [ Greek bi`os life + psychic , -cal .] Pertaining to psychical phenomena in their relation to the living organism or to the general phenomena of life.
Biorgan noun [ Greek ... life + English organ .] (Biol.) A physiological organ; a living organ; an organ endowed with function; -- distinguished from idorgan .
[ Greek bi`os
life + -scope
.] 1. A view of life; that which gives such a view.
Bagman's Bioscope : Various Views of Men and Manners. [ Book Title .] W. Bayley (1824). 2. An animated picture machine for screen projection; a cinematograph (which see).
[ Greek ...
life + ...
. See Statics
.] (Biol.) The physical phenomena of organized bodies, in opposition to their organic or vital phenomena.
Biostatistics noun [ Greek ... life + English statistics .] (Biol.) Vital statistics.
Biotaxy noun [ Greek ... life + ... arrangement.] (Biol.) The classification of living organisms according to their structural character; taxonomy.
Biotic adjective [ Greek ... pert. to life.] (Biol.) Relating to life; as, the biotic principle.
[ From Biot
, a French naturalist.] (Min.) Mica containing iron and magnesia, generally of a black or dark green color; -- a common constituent of crystalline rocks. See Mica .
Bipalmate adjective [ Prefix bi- + palmate .] (Botany) Palmately branched, with the branches again palmated.
Biparietal adjective [ Prefix bi- + parietal .] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the diameter of the cranium, from one parietal fossa to the other.
Biparous adjective [ Latin bis twice + parere to bring forth.] Bringing forth two at a birth.
[ Confer French bipartible
. See Bipartite
.] Capable of being divided into two parts.
Bipartient adjective [ Latin bis twice + partiens , present participle of partire to divide.] Dividing into two parts. -- noun A number that divides another into two equal parts without a remainder.
Bipartile adjective Divisible into two parts.
[ Latin bipartitus
, past participle of bipartire
twice + partire
. See Partite
.] 1. Being in two parts; having two correspondent parts, as a legal contract or writing, one for each party; shared by two; as, a bipartite treaty. 2. Divided into two parts almost to the base, as a leaf; consisting of two parts or subdivisions. Gray.
Bipartition noun The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts, or the state of being so divided.
Bipectinate, Bipectinated adjective [ Prefix bi- + pectinate .] (Biol.) Having two margins toothed like a comb.
Biped noun [ Latin bipes ; bis twice + pes , pedis , ...oot: confer French bipède .] A two-footed animal, as man.
Biped adjective Having two feet; two- footed.
By which the man, when heavenly life was ceased,
Became a helpless, naked, biped beast.
[ Latin bipedalis
: confer French bipédal
. See Biped
] 1. Having two feet; biped. 2. Pertaining to a biped.
Bipeltate adjective [ Prefix bi- + peltate .] Having a shell or covering like a double shield.
Bipennate, Bipennated adjective
[ Prefix bi-
: confer Latin bipennis
. Confer Bipinnate
.] Having two wings.
Bipennis noun [ Latin ] An ax with an edge or blade on each side of the handle.
Bipetalous adjective [ Prefix bi- + petalous .] (Botany) Having two petals.