The word biology is derived from the greek words /bios/ meaning /life/ and /logos/ meaning /study/ and is defined as the science of life and living organisms. An organism is a living entity consisting of one cell e.g. bacteria, or several cells e.g. animals, plants, and fungi.
Biology was an important area for Greeks. Not only have they given us the foundation of biology, but have continued to add to this topic.
Contributions then affect our biology today. One example is Aristotle, who made contributions to the study of zoology.
A greek doctor, Galen, discovered around 100 of the medical tracts in the body by dissecting pigs and apes.
He proved that blood travels through the arteries, not air.
Most of the ancient customs contributed to the foundation of biology, but Eresos was one of the first reported scientist to contribute to this area.
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