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big hair
noun Date: 1978 hair that is styled and teased to occupy an unusually large amount of space above and around the head
big house
noun Usage: often capitalized B&H Date: 1913 slang penitentiary
big league
noun Date: 1899 1. major league 2. big time 2 — often used in plural • big-league adjective • big leaguer noun
big leaguer
noun see big league
big lie
noun Usage: sometimes capitalized B&L Date: 1946 a deliberate gross distortion of the truth used especially as a propaganda tactic
big name
noun Date: 1882 a performer or personage of top rank in popular recognition • big-name adjective
big on
phrasal strongly favoring or liking; also noted for
big picture
noun Usage: often capitalized B&P Date: circa 1960 the entire perspective on a situation or issue — used with the
Big Sandy
geographical name river 22 miles (35 kilometers) between West Virginia & Kentucky flowing N into Ohio River
big science
noun Usage: often capitalized B&S Date: 1961 large-scale scientific research consisting of projects funded usually by a national government or group of governments
big screen
noun Date: 1969 the motion picture medium often as contrasted to television • big-screen adjective
big shot
noun Date: 1929 a person of consequence or prominence
Big Sioux
geographical name river 420 miles (676 kilometers) South Dakota & Iowa flowing S to Missouri River & forming Iowa-South Dakota boundary
Big Spring
geographical name city W Texas NE of Odessa population 25,233
big stick
noun Date: 1904 threat especially of military or political intervention
Big Stone
geographical name lake about 30 miles (48 kilometers) long between W Minnesota & NE South Dakota — see Minnesota 1
Big Sur
geographical name region W California centering on Big Sur River & extending about 80 miles (129 kilometers) along coast SE of Point Sur
Big Thicket
geographical name wilderness area E Texas NE of Houston area about 450 square miles (1170 square kilometers)
big time
noun Date: 1910 1. a high-paying vaudeville circuit requiring only two performances a day 2. the top rank of an activity or enterprise • big-timer noun
big toe
noun Date: circa 1887 the innermost and largest toe of the foot
big top
noun Date: 1763 1. the main tent of a circus 2. circus 2a, b, c
big tree
noun Date: 1853 giant sequoia
big wheel
noun Date: 1942 bigwig, big shot
big-league
adjective see big league
big-name
adjective see big name
big-screen
adjective see big screen
big-ticket
adjective Date: 1945 having a high price
big-time
I. adjective Date: 1930 relating to or involved in the big time ; also major 4 II. adverb Date: 1980 in a major or large-scale way ; also to a great extent or degree
big-timer
noun see big time
bigamist
noun see bigamy
bigamous
adjective Date: 1851 1. guilty of bigamy 2. involving bigamy • bigamously adverb
bigamously
adverb see bigamous
bigamy
noun Etymology: Middle English bigamie, from Medieval Latin bigamia, from Latin bi- + Late Latin -gamia -gamy Date: 13th century the act of entering into a marriage with one ...
bigarade
noun Etymology: French, from Occitan bigarrado, from bigarra to variegate Date: 1703 1. sour orange 2. a brown sauce flavored with the juice and grated rind of oranges
bigeminal
adjective see bigeminy
bigeminy
noun Etymology: bigeminal (double, paired), from Late Latin bigeminus, from bi- + geminus twin Date: circa 1923 the state of having a pulse characterized by two beats close ...
bigeneric
adjective Date: 1885 of, relating to, or involving two genera
bigeye
noun Date: circa 1889 any of several small widely distributed reddish to silvery bony fishes (genus Priacanthus of the family Priacanthidae) of tropical seas
bigeye tuna
noun Date: 1944 a large-eyed tuna (Thunnus obesus) that has long pectoral fins and often a bluish stripe on the side and is found in warm ocean waters worldwide
bigfoot
noun (plural bigfeet or bigfoots) Usage: often capitalized Date: 1958 1. [from the size of the footprints ascribed to it] Sasquatch 2. big shot
biggety
or biggity adjective Etymology: big + -ety (as in persnickety) Date: 1880 1. Southern & Midland conceited, vain 2. Southern & Midland rudely self-important ; impudent
biggie
noun Date: circa 1926 one that is big and often important
biggin
I. noun or bigging Etymology: Middle English bigging, from biggen to dwell, from Old Norse byggja; akin to Old English bēon to be Date: 14th century archaic building II. ...
bigging
noun see biggin I
biggish
adjective Date: circa 1626 somewhat big
biggity
adjective see biggety
bighead
noun Date: 1805 1. any of several diseases of animals marked by swelling about the head 2. an exaggerated opinion of one's importance — usually used with the • ...
bigheaded
adjective see bighead
bighearted
adjective Date: 1846 generous, charitable • bigheartedly adverb • bigheartedness noun
bigheartedly
adverb see bighearted
bigheartedness
noun see bighearted
Bighorn
geographical name river 336 miles (541 kilometers) N Wyoming & SE Montana flowing N into Yellowstone River — see wind
bighorn
noun see bighorn sheep
Bighorn Mountains
geographical name mountains N Wyoming extending S from Montana border E of Bighorn River — see Cloud Peak
bighorn sheep
noun Date: 1838 a usually grayish-brown wild sheep (Ovis canadensis) of mountainous and desert regions of western North America — called also bighorn
bight
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English byht bend, bay; akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow Date: 15th century 1. a bend in a coast forming an open ...
Bight of Bonny
geographical name see Biafra, Bight of
bigly
adverb see big I
bigmouthed
adjective Date: 1630 1. having a large mouth 2. loudmouthed
bigness
noun see big I
bignonia
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from J. P. Bignon died 1743 French royal librarian Date: 1785 a woody evergreen vine (Bignonia capreolata of the family Bignoniaceae, ...
bigot
noun Etymology: French, hypocrite, bigot Date: 1660 a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially one who regards or ...
bigoted
adjective see bigot
bigotedly
adverb see bigot
bigotry
noun (plural -ries) Date: circa 1674 1. the state of mind of a bigot 2. acts or beliefs characteristic of a bigot
bigwig
noun Date: 1703 an important person
Bihar
geographical name 1. state NE India capital Patna area 38,352 square miles (99,332 square kilometers), population 64,498,853 2. city central Bihar state SE of Patna ...
Bihari
noun Date: 1882 1. a group of Indo-Aryan languages (as Bhojpuri) spoken in Bihar, India, and adjacent areas 2. a. a native or inhabitant of Bihar b. a Muslim born in ...
bijection
noun Etymology: 1bi- + -jection (as in injection) Date: 1963 a mathematical function that is a one-to-one and onto mapping — compare injection, surjection • bijective ...
bijective
adjective see bijection
bijou
noun (plural bijous or bijoux) Etymology: French, from Breton bizou ring, from biz finger Date: 1668 1. a small dainty usually ornamental piece of delicate workmanship ; ...
bijouterie
noun Etymology: French, from bijou Date: 1815 a collection of trinkets or ornaments ; jewels; also decoration
Bikaner
geographical name city NW India in N Rajasthan in Thar Desert population 416,289
bike
I. noun Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century 1. chiefly Scottish a nest of wild bees, wasps, or hornets 2. chiefly Scottish a crowd or swarm of people II. noun ...
biker
noun Date: 1883 1. bicyclist 2. motorcyclist; especially one who is a member of an organized club or gang
bikeway
noun Date: 1965 a thoroughfare for bicycles
bikie
noun Etymology: 2bike + -ie Date: 1967 biker 2
bikini
noun Etymology: French, from Bikini, atoll of the Marshall Islands Date: 1947 1. a. a woman's scanty two-piece bathing suit b. a man's brief swimsuit 2. a man's or ...
Bikini
geographical name island (atoll) W Pacific in Marshall Islands • Bikinian noun
bikini'd
adjective see bikini
Bikinian
noun see Bikini
bikinied
adjective see bikini
bil
abbreviation billion
bilabial
I. adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 of a consonant produced with both lips II. noun Date: 1899 a bilabial consonant
bilabiate
adjective Date: 1794 having two lips
Bilaspur
geographical name city E central India in SE Madhya Pradesh SE of Jabalpur population 233,570
bilateral
adjective Date: 1775 1. having two sides 2. affecting reciprocally two nations or parties 3. a. of, relating to, or affecting the right and left sides of the body or ...
bilateral symmetry
noun Date: 1860 symmetry in which similar anatomical parts are arranged on opposite sides of a median axis so that only one plane can divide the individual into essentially ...
bilateralism
noun see bilateral
bilaterally
adverb see bilateral
bilayer
noun Date: 1963 a film or membrane with two molecular layers • bilayer adjective
Bilbao
geographical name city N Spain capital of Vizcaya population 369,839
bilberry
noun Etymology: bil- (probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish bølle whortleberry) + berry Date: 1577 1. any of several ericaceous shrubs (genus Vaccinium) that ...
bilbo
I. noun (plural bilboes) Etymology: perhaps from Bilboa, Spain Date: 1557 a long bar of iron with sliding shackles used to confine the feet of prisoners especially on ...
bilboa
noun see bilbo II
bilby
noun (plural bilbies) Etymology: Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) bilbi Date: 1888 either of two burrowing nocturnal bandicoots ...
bildungsroman
noun Etymology: German, from Bildung education + Roman novel Date: 1910 a novel about the moral and psychological growth of the main character
bile
noun Etymology: Latin bilis; akin to Welsh bustl bile Date: 1547 1. a. either of two humors associated in old physiology with irascibility and melancholy b. a yellow or ...
bile acid
noun Date: circa 1881 any of several steroid acids (as cholic acid) of or derived from bile
bile duct
noun Date: 1774 a duct by which bile passes from the liver or gallbladder to the duodenum
bile salt
noun Date: 1881 1. a salt of bile acid 2. plural a dry mixture of the principal salts of the gall of the ox used as a liver stimulant and as a laxative
bilge
I. noun Etymology: probably modification of Middle French boulge, bouge leather bag, curved part — more at budget Date: 1513 1. the bulging part of a cask or barrel 2. ...
bilge keel
noun Date: 1850 a projection like a fin extending from the hull near the turn of the bilge on either side to check rolling
bilgewater
noun Date: 1706 water that collects in the bilge of a ship
bilharzia
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Theodor Bilharz died 1862 German zoologist Date: circa 1881 1. schistosomiasis 2. schistosome • bilharzial adjective
bilharzial
adjective see bilharzia
bilharziasis
noun (plural bilharziases) Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1900 schistosomiasis
biliary
adjective Etymology: French biliare, from Latin bilis Date: 1731 of, relating to, or conveying bile; also affecting the bile-conveying structures
bilinear
adjective Date: 1886 linear with respect to each of two mathematical variables; specifically of or relating to an algebraic form each term of which involves one variable to ...
bilingual
adjective Etymology: Latin bilinguis, from bi- + lingua tongue — more at tongue Date: 1829 1. having or expressed in two languages 2. using or able to use two languages ...
bilingual education
noun Date: 1972 education in an English-language school system in which students with little fluency in English are taught in both their native language and English
bilingualism
noun Date: 1873 1. the ability to speak two languages 2. the frequent use (as by a community) of two languages 3. the political or institutional recognition of two languages
bilinguality
noun Date: 1930 bilingualism
bilingually
adverb see bilingual
bilious
adjective Etymology: Middle French bilieux, from Latin biliosus, from bilis Date: 1541 1. a. of or relating to bile b. marked by or suffering from liver dysfunction and ...
biliously
adverb see bilious
biliousness
noun see bilious
bilirubin
noun Etymology: Latin bilis + ruber red — more at red Date: 1871 a reddish-yellow water insoluble pigment occurring especially in bile and blood and causing jaundice if ...
biliverdin
noun Etymology: Swedish, from Latin bilis + obsolete French verd green Date: 1845 a green pigment that occurs in bile and is an intermediate in the degradation of hemoglobin ...
bilk
I. transitive verb Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2balk Date: 1647 1. to block the free development of ; frustrate 2. a. to cheat out of something valuable ; ...
bilker
noun see bilk I
bill
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bile, from Old English; akin to Old English bill Date: before 12th century 1. the jaws of a bird together with their horny covering 2. a ...
bill of attainder
Date: 1820 a legislative act that imposes punishment without a trial
bill of exchange
Date: 1534 an unconditional written order from one person to another to pay a specified sum of money to a designated person
bill of fare
Date: 1631 1. menu 2. program
bill of goods
Date: 1842 1. a consignment of merchandise 2. something intentionally misrepresented ; something passed off in a deception or fraud — often used in the phrase sell a bill of ...
bill of health
Date: 1644 1. a certificate given to the ship's master at the time of leaving port that indicates the state of health of a ship's company and of a port with regard to ...
bill of indictment
Date: circa 1530 an indictment before it is found or ignored by the grand jury
bill of lading
Date: 1532 a document issued by a carrier that lists goods being shipped and specifies the terms of their transport
bill of particulars
Date: 1831 a detailed listing of charges or claims brought in a legal action or of a defendant's response or counterclaim
bill of rights
Usage: often capitalized B&R Date: 1774 a document containing a formal statement of rights
bill of sale
Date: 1550 a formal instrument for the conveyance or transfer of title to goods and chattels
billable
adjective see bill V
billabong
noun Etymology: Wiradhuri (Australian aboriginal language of central New South Wales) bilabaŋ Date: 1861 1. Australian a. a blind channel leading out from a river b. a ...
billboard
I. noun Date: 1851 a flat surface (as of a panel, wall, or fence) on which bills are posted; specifically a large panel designed to carry outdoor advertising II. transitive ...
billbug
noun Etymology: 1bill + bug Date: 1861 any of various weevils (as of the genus Sphenophorus) having larvae that eat the roots of cereal and other grasses
billed
adjective having a bill especially of a specified kind — usually used in combination
biller
noun Date: 1920 one that bills; especially one that makes out bills
Billerica
geographical name town NE Massachusetts population 38,981
billet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bylet, from Anglo-French billette, diminutive of bille bill Date: 15th century 1. archaic a brief letter ; note 2. a. an official order ...
billet-doux
noun (plural billets-doux) Etymology: French billet doux, literally, sweet letter Date: 1673 a love letter
billfish
noun Date: 1782 a fish with long slender jaws; especially any of various bony fishes (families Istiophoridae and Xiphiidae) with an elongated tapering upper jaw including ...
billfold
noun Etymology: short for earlier billfolder Date: 1895 a folding pocketbook for paper money ; wallet
billhook
noun Date: 1604 a cutting or pruning tool with a hooked blade
billi-bi
also billy-bi noun Etymology: French, alteration of Billy B., perhaps from William B. Leeds, Jr. died 1972 American industrialist Date: 1961 a soup of mussel stock, white ...
billiard
noun Date: 1580 — used as an attributive form of billiards
billiards
noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Middle French billard billiard cue, billiards, from bille wooden stick, log — more at billet Date: 1580 any of several ...
billing
noun Etymology: 5bill Date: 1875 1. advertising or public promotion (as of a product or personality); also relative prominence of a name in such promotion 2. total amount ...
Billings
geographical name city S central Montana population 89,847
billingsgate
noun Etymology: Billingsgate, old gate and fish market, London, England Date: 1652 coarsely abusive language Synonyms: see abuse
billion
noun Etymology: French, from bi- + -illion (as in million) Date: 1834 1. — see number table 2. a very large number • billion adjective • billionth adjective or noun
billionaire
noun Etymology: billion + -aire (as in millionaire) Date: 1860 one whose wealth is estimated at a billion or more (as of dollars or pounds)
billionth
adjective or noun see billion
Billiton
geographical name — see Belitung
billon
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from bille log — more at billet Date: circa 1727 1. gold or silver heavily alloyed with a less valuable metal 2. an alloy of ...
billow
I. noun Etymology: Old Norse bylgja; akin to Old High German balg bag — more at belly Date: 1552 1. wave; especially a great wave or surge of water 2. a rolling mass (as ...
billowy
adjective see billow I
billy
I. noun (plural billies) Etymology: Scots billy-pot cooking utensil Date: 1839 chiefly Australian & New Zealand a metal or enamelware pail or pot with a lid and wire bail ...
billy club
noun Etymology: 2billy Date: 1949 a heavy usually wooden club; specifically a police officer's club
billy goat
noun Etymology: from the name Billy Date: 1820 a male goat
billy-bi
noun see billi-bi
billycan
noun see billy I
billycock
noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1721 British derby 3
bilobed
adjective Date: 1756 divided into two lobes
bilocation
noun Date: 1858 the state of being or ability to be in two places at the same time
Biloxi
geographical name city & port SE Mississippi population 50,644
biltong
noun Etymology: Afrikaans, from bil rump + tong tongue Date: 1815 chiefly South African jerked meat
bima
noun see bimah
bimah
also bima noun Etymology: Yiddish & Late Hebrew; Yiddish bime, from Late Hebrew bīmāh, from Late Greek bēma raised platform — more at bema Date: 1941 a raised platform in ...
bimanual
adjective Date: circa 1889 done with or requiring the use of both hands • bimanually adverb
bimanually
adverb see bimanual
bimbette
noun Etymology: bimbo + -ette Date: 1982 slang an attractive but vacuous woman
bimbo
noun (plural bimbos) Etymology: perhaps from Italian bimbo baby Date: 1918 1. slang man, woman
bimetal
adjective Date: 1893 bimetallic • bimetal noun
bimetallic
adjective Date: 1876 1. relating to, based on, or using bimetallism 2. composed of two different metals — often used of devices having a part in which two metals that ...
bimetallism
noun Etymology: French bimétallisme, from bi- + métal metal Date: 1876 the use of two metals (as gold and silver) jointly as a monetary standard with both constituting legal ...
bimetallist
noun see bimetallism
bimetallistic
adjective see bimetallism
bimillenary
or bimillennial noun Date: 1850 1. a period of 2000 years 2. a 2000th anniversary • bimillenary adjective
bimillennial
noun see bimillenary
Bimini
geographical name two islands of Bahamas NW of Andros
bimodal
adjective Date: 1903 having or relating to two modes; especially having or occurring with two statistical modes • bimodality noun
bimodality
noun see bimodal
bimolecular
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1899 1. relating to or formed from two molecules 2. being two molecules thick • bimolecularly adverb
bimolecularly
adverb see bimolecular
bimonthly
I. adjective Date: 1845 1. occurring every two months 2. occurring twice a month ; semimonthly Usage: see bi- II. adverb Date: 1858 1. once every two months 2. twice ...
bimorphemic
adjective Date: 1942 consisting of two morphemes
bin
I. noun Etymology: Middle English binn, from Old English Date: before 12th century a box, frame, crib, or enclosed place used for storage II. transitive verb (binned; ...
bin-
prefix Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin, from Latin bini two by two; akin to Old English twinn twofold — more at twin bi- I
binarism
noun Etymology: French binarisme Date: 1983 a mode of thought predicated on stable oppositions (as good and evil or male and female) that is seen in post-structuralist ...
binary
I. noun (plural -ries) Date: 15th century something made of or based on two things or parts: as a. binary star b. a binary number system II. adjective Etymology: Late ...
binary fission
noun Date: 1897 reproduction of a cell by division into two approximately equal parts
binary star
noun Date: circa 1844 a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
binary system
noun Date: 1844 binary star; also a similar system containing bodies (as black holes) other than stars
binational
adjective Date: 1888 of or relating to two nations
binaural
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1861 1. of, relating to, or involving two or both ears 2. stereophonic • binaurally adverb
binaurally
adverb see binaural
bind
I. verb (bound; binding) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bindan; akin to Old High German bintan to bind, Greek peisma cable, Sanskrit badhnāti he ties Date: before ...
bind off
transitive verb Date: circa 1939 to cast off in knitting
bind over
transitive verb Date: 1610 to put under a bond to do something (as appear in court)
binder
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a person or machine that binds something (as books) 2. a. something used in binding b. a usually detachable cover (as for holding ...
bindery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1793 a place where books are bound
binding
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. the action of one that binds 2. a material or device used to bind: as a. the cover and materials that hold a book together b. a narrow ...
binding energy
noun Date: 1932 the energy required to break up a molecule, atom, or atomic nucleus completely into its constituent particles
bindingly
adverb see binding II
bindingness
noun see binding II
bindle
noun Etymology: perhaps alteration of bundle Date: 1897 a bundle of clothes or bedding
bindle stiff
noun Date: 1897 hobo; especially one who carries his clothes or bedding in a bundle
bine
noun Etymology: alteration of 2bind Date: 1727 a twining stem or flexible shoot (as of the hop); also a plant (as woodbine) whose shoots are bines
biner
noun Date: 1973 carabiner
Binet-Simon scale
noun Etymology: Alfred Binet died 1911 and Théodore Simon died 1961 French psychologists Date: 1914 an intelligence test consisting originally of tasks graded from the level ...
bing cherry
noun Usage: often capitalized B Etymology: Ah Bing fl1875 American (Chinese-born) horticulturist Date: 1925 a widely cultivated large sweet cherry having glossy dark red ...
binge
I. noun Etymology: English dialect binge (to drink heavily) Date: 1854 1. a. a drunken revel ; spree b. an unrestrained and often excessive indulgence c. an act ...
Bingen
geographical name city W Germany population 24,272
binger
noun see binge II
Bingham
biographical name George Caleb 1811-1879 American painter
Binghamton
geographical name city S central New York population 47,380
bingo
I. interjection Etymology: alteration of bing (interjection suggestive of a ringing sound) Date: 1925 1. — used to announce an unexpected event or instantaneous result 2. ...
Binh Dinh
geographical name — see An Nhon
binnacle
noun Etymology: alteration of Middle English bitakle, from Old Portuguese or Old Spanish; Old Portuguese bitácola & Old Spanish bitácula, from Latin habitaculum dwelling place, ...
Binnig
biographical name Gerd 1947- German physicist
binocs
noun plural Date: 1970 binoculars
binocular
I. adjective Date: 1738 of, relating to, using, or adapted to the use of both eyes • binocularity noun • binocularly adverb II. noun Date: 1871 1. a binocular ...
binocularity
noun see binocular I
binocularly
adverb see binocular I
binomial
noun Etymology: New Latin binomium, from Medieval Latin, neuter of binomius having two names, alteration of Latin binominis, from bi- + nomin-, nomen name — more at name Date: ...
binomial coefficient
noun Date: 1876 a coefficient of a term in the expansion of the binomial (x + y)n according to the binomial theorem
binomial distribution
noun Date: 1911 a probability function each of whose values gives the probability that an outcome with constant probability of occurrence in a statistical experiment will occur ...
binomial nomenclature
noun Date: 1880 a system of nomenclature in which each species of animal or plant receives a name of two terms of which the first identifies the genus to which it belongs and ...
binomial theorem
noun Date: 1753 a theorem that specifies the expansion of a binomial of the form (x + y)n as the sum of n + 1 terms of which the general term is of the form n!/((n - k)! k!) ...
binomially
adverb see binomial
bint
noun Etymology: Arabic, girl, daughter Date: 1855 British girl, woman
binucleate
also binucleated adjective Date: 1881 having two cellular nuclei
binucleated
adjective see binucleate
bio
noun (plural bios) Date: 1947 a biography or biographical sketch
bio-
— see bi-
Bío-Bío
geographical name river 238 miles (383 kilometers) S central Chile flowing into the Pacific at Concepción
bioacoustician
noun see bioacoustics
bioacoustics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1957 a branch of science concerned with the production of sound by and its effects on living organisms • bioacoustician noun
bioactive
adjective Date: 1965 having an effect on a living organism • bioactivity noun
bioactivity
noun see bioactive
bioassay
noun Date: 1912 determination of the relative strength of a substance (as a drug) by comparing its effect on a test organism with that of a standard preparation • bioassay ...
bioavailability
noun Date: 1971 the degree and rate at which a substance (as a drug) is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity • ...
bioavailable
adjective see bioavailability
biobehavioral
adjective Date: 1970 of, relating to, or involving the interaction of behavior and biological processes
biocatalysis
noun see biocatalyst
biocatalyst
noun Date: circa 1925 a catalyst (as an enzyme) of biological origin • biocatalysis noun • biocatalytic adjective
biocatalytic
adjective see biocatalyst
biocenosis
or biocoenosis noun (plural biocoenoses) Etymology: New Latin, from 2bi- + Greek koinōsis sharing, from koinoun to make common, from koinos common Date: 1883 an ecological ...
biocentric
adjective Date: circa 1889 considering all forms of life as having intrinsic value • biocentrism noun
biocentrism
noun see biocentric
biochemical
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1851 1. of or relating to biochemistry 2. characterized by, produced by, or involving chemical reactions in ...
biochemical oxygen demand
noun Date: circa 1927 the oxygen used in meeting the metabolic needs of aerobic microorganisms in water rich in organic matter (as water polluted with sewage)
biochemically
adverb see biochemical
biochemist
noun see biochemistry
biochemistry
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1881 1. chemistry that deals with the chemical compounds and processes occurring in organisms 2. the chemical ...
biochip
noun Date: 1981 a hypothetical computer logic circuit or storage device in which the physical or chemical properties of large biological molecules (as proteins) are used to ...
biocidal
adjective Date: 1949 destructive to life
biocide
noun Date: 1947 a substance (as DDT) that is destructive to many different organisms
bioclimatic
adjective Date: 1918 of or relating to the relations of climate and living matter
biocoenosis
noun see biocenosis
biocompatibility
noun Date: 1971 compatibility with living tissue or a living system by not being toxic, injurious, or physiologically reactive and not causing immunological rejection • ...
biocompatible
adjective see biocompatibility
biocontainment
noun Date: 1985 the containment of extremely pathogenic organisms (as viruses) usually by isolation in secure facilities to prevent their accidental release especially during ...

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