life science

noun
any science that deals with living organisms, their life processes, and their interrelationships, as biology, medicine, or ecology.

Origin:
1940–45

life scientist, noun
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life science
 
n
Compare physical science See also social science any one of the branches of science concerned with the structure and behaviour of living organisms, such as biology, botany, zoology, physiology, or biochemistry

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life science n.
Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, anthropology, or ecology, that deal with living organisms and their organization, life processes, and relationships to each other and their environment. Also called bioscience.

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life science  
Any of several branches of science, such as biology, medicine, and ecology, that study the structural and functional organization of living organisms and their relationships to each other and the environment. Compare physical science.
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Example sentences
Innovation is supported by finance and underwriting, especially in technology and life science sectors.
Most of the research there involves biology, and those freezers are a common sight in life science labs.
The downfall of a vilified scientist holds a lesson for developing countries rushing into cutting-edge life science.
Life science is concerned with the study of living organisms and their interactions with each other and their environments.
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