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

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bio-

  1. life
    Antonym: thanato-
  2. organic life
  3. biological
    biochild; biodad; biofamily; biofather; biokid; biomom; biomother; bioparent; biosib; biosibling; bioson

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  • (animal life in particular): zoo-

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Catalan

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Czech

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Borrowed from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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

Danish

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bio-

  1. bio- (concerning or associated with life)

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Dutch

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbi.oː/
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bio-

  1. (pertaining to) life

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Esperanto

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Etymology

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

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

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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)

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Finnish

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Internationalism (see English bio-), ultimately from Ancient Greek βίο- (bío-).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbio-/, [ˈbio̞-]

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bio-

  1. bio-

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French

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bio-

  1. life

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Galician

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From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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German

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bio-

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

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life
organically

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Hungarian

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

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bio-

  1. (noun prefix) bio- (pertaining to life)

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  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

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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).

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bio-

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

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Indonesian

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

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bio-

  1. bio-: (organic) life.

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Irish

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bio-

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

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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.

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Italian

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From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio- (life)

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Norwegian Bokmål

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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).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Polish

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From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos).

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bio-

  1. bio-
    bio- + ‎geografia → ‎biogeografia

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  • bio- in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Portuguese

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Learned borrowing from Ancient Greek βίος (bíos). Doublet of zoo-.

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bio-

  1. bio- (indicates life)

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Spanish

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From Ancient Greek βίος (bíos, life).

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bio-

  1. bio-

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Swedish

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bio-

  1. bio-; pertaining to life

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Welsh

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Etymology

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From English bio-.

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bio-

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

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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.

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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