|1.||the sciences collectively that are involved in the study of the physical world and its phenomena, including biology, physics, chemistry, and geology, but excluding social sciences, abstract or theoretical sciences, such as mathematics, and applied sciences|
|2.||any one of these sciences|
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|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
A science, such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world.