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The term biology is derived from the Greek word βίος, bios, "life" and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "s History  11:15:50 AM Main article: History of biology Ernst Haeckel's Tree of Life (1879) The term biology is derived from the Greek word βίος, bios, "life" and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of." It appears in German (as Biologie) as early as 1791, and may be a back-formation from the older word Amphibiologie (meaning the study of amphibians) by deletion of the initial amphi-. The name is believed to have first been used by Karl Burdach (1776–1847) to denote the study of man. It was Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744-1829) who first used it in its wider sense.[4] Although biology in its modern form is a relatively recent development, sciences related to and included within it have been studied since ancient times. Natural philosophy was studied as early as the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Indian subcontinent, and China. However, the origins of modern biology ...
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