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Definition of "life science" [life science]

  • 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. (noun)

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Use "life science" in a sentence
  • "” Nancy Eldblom, a field botanist in Potsdam, New York, says, “Here’s an example of ‘stealing’ an entire branch of science: using ecology, the life science ‘concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their environments,’ to mean the environment generally.”"