How does the word sound?

Listen to this word

 History of this Word

"bio" is from "bios" (life) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
biology
biochemistry
biodiversity
biohazard

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"bio-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "biology" or "life" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

bio- illustration What is known about Mozart comes either directly from correspondences or indirectly from biographers.
bio- illustration PROJECT BIONICS aims to preserve and present artificial organ developments.