bio- /ˈbʌɪəʊ/

b

I. combining form

1. relating to life

biosynthesis.
2. biological; relating to biology

biohazard.
3. of living beings

biogenesis.
4. relating to or involving the use of toxic biological or biochemical substances as weapons of war

bioterrorism.
– origin from Greek bios ‘(course of) human life’. The sense is extended in modern scientific usage to mean ‘organic life’.

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