EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. life
    Antonym: thanato-
  2. organic life

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • (animal life in particular): zoo-

AnagramsEdit


CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

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

DanishEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio- (concerning or associated with life)

Derived termsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.oː/
  • (file)

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. (pertaining to) life

Derived termsEdit


EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

PrefixEdit

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 termsEdit


FinnishEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. life

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

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

Derived termsEdit

life
organically

See alsoEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. (noun prefix) life

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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

IdoEdit

EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

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

Derived termsEdit


IrishEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

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

MutationEdit

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 readingEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio- (life)

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

ReferencesEdit


PolishEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • bio- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio- (indicates life)

Derived termsEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

  1. bio-; pertaining to life

Derived termsEdit


WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bio-.

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

bio-

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

Derived termsEdit

Category Welsh words prefixed with bio- not found

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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