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Meaning of bio

bi•o

Pronunciation: (bī'ō), [key]
— n., pl. adj. bi•os,
—n.
  1. biography.
  2. biology.
—adj.
  1. biographical.
  2. biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests.

bio-

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “life” occurring in loanwords from Greek (biography); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bioluminescence).
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