bio-

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-), combining form and stem of βίος (bíos, life).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. life
    Antonym: thanato-
  2. organic life

Derived terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

  • (animal life in particular): zoo-

Anagrams[edit]


Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bio- in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • bio- in Slovník afixů užívaných v češtině, 2017

Danish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio- (concerning or associated with life)

Derived terms[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.oː/
  • (file)

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. (pertaining to) life

Derived terms[edit]


Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-), combining form and stem of βίος (bíos, life).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbio/
  • Hyphenation: bi‧o
  • Rhymes: -io

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎genezo (genesis) → ‎biogenezo (biogenesis)
    bio- + ‎kemio (chemistry) → ‎biokemio (biochemistry)
    bio- + ‎diverseco (diversity) → ‎biodiverseco (biodiversity)
    bio- + ‎industrio (industry) → ‎bioindustrio (bioindustry)
    bio- + ‎maso (mass) → ‎biomaso (biomass)
    bio- + ‎sintezo (synthesis) → ‎biosintezo (biosynthesis)
    bio- + ‎tekniko (technique) → ‎biotekniko (biotechnique)

Derived terms[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]


French[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. life

Derived terms[edit]

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]


German[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. life
  2. organically produced, or otherwise environmentally friendly

Derived terms[edit]

life
organically

See also[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. (noun prefix) life

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English bio-, French bio-, German bio-, Italian bio-, Spanish bio-, Portuguese bio-, French bio-, Portuguese bio-, English bio-, Russian био- (bio-), all ultimately from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. (neologism) bio-
    bio- + ‎kemio (chemistry) → ‎biokemio (biochemistry)

Derived terms[edit]


Irish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. Alternative form of bith-, used before a broad T.

Mutation[edit]

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bio- bhio- mbio-
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio- (life)

Derived terms[edit]

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life), either from *gʷih₃wós (alive, living), from *gʷeyh₃- (to live) + *-wós or from βίοτος (bíotos, life), from Proto-Indo-European *gʷih₃wo-teh₂ or *gʷih₃-etos (life), also from *gʷeyh₃- (to live).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

References[edit]


Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

References[edit]


Polish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • bio- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio- (indicates life)

Derived terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-; pertaining to life

Derived terms[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English bio-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Prefix[edit]

bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎diraddio (to degrade) → ‎bioddiraddio (to biodegrade)
    bio- + ‎amrywiaeth (variety, diversity) → ‎bioamrywiaeth (biodiversity)
    bio- + ‎cemeg (chemistry) → ‎biocemeg (biochemistry)

Derived terms[edit]

Category Welsh words prefixed with bio- not found

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
bio- fio- mio- unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present) , “bio-”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies