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life science


any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms


cognition noun (cognitive processes and contents)

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Princeton WordNet



Definition references


Life sciences

comprise the fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms, such as plants, animals, and human beings, as well as related considerations like bioethics. While biology remains the centerpiece of the life sciences, technological... (37 of 551 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Life sciences

Collins Dictionary:

life science

any one of the branches of science concerned with the structure and behaviour of living organisms, such as biology, botany, zoology, physiology, or ... (23 of 286 words, 3 usage examples)



life science | life sciences [plural] | life scientist [noun, related]

"life sciences": a branch of science (as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life ... (21 of 54 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/life science

American Heritage Dictionary:

life science | bioscience

Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that deal with living organisms and their organization, life ... (22 of 37 words)


Cambridge Dictionary:

life science

one of the sections of science dealing with the structure and behaviour of living things, such as botany, zoology, biochemistry and anthropology (22 of 29 words)


New World Dictionary:

life science | life scientist [noun, related]

any of various sciences, as botany or zoology, dealing with living organisms and their life processes (16 of 21 words)


Random House Dictionary:

life science

any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as biology, medicine, or ecology. (18 of 20 words)



life science | life sciences [plural]

Biology and its subsets. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/life science

Macmillan British Dictionary:

bioscience [countable/uncountable] | biosciences [plural]

an area of scientific study that relates to living things, for example biology or biochemistry (15 of 40 words, pronunciation)


Oxford Dictionary:

bioscience | bioscientist [derived]

any of the life sciences (5 of 26 words, pronunciation)


Encarta Dictionary:

life science [often plural] | life sciences [plural]

a branch of science that is concerned with plants, animals, and other living organisms, e.g. biology, botany, and zoology (19 of 39 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696615​/definition​.html  [offline]

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