Biology was the scientific study of life. It is a natural science with a wide scope, but has . Historically, in English there was another term for biology – lifelore; . “Life” – life, a. “Lore” – knowledge, knowledge about life. Both of these terms in English denote the science of nature. In German, unlike English, “biology” is one of the natural sciences, and “plant biology” is a separate science. The German term “environment” is also one of the names of biology, unlike, for example, the English “habitat”, meaning dwelling, habitat. In French, “biology” means “science of life”.



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