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Bion \Bi"on\, n. [Gr. biw^n living, p. pr. of bioy^n to live.] (Biol.) The physiological individual, characterized by definiteness and independence of function, in distinction from the morphological individual or morphon.


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Bion (satellite)

The Bion satellites , also named Biocosmos, were a series of Soviet (later Russian) biosatellites. They were part of the Kosmos satellites.


Bion may refer to:

  • Bion (satellite), a series of Soviet satellites from the 1960s and 1970s
  • Bion, Manche, a commune in France
  • Bion, in physics, the bound state of two solitons
  • Bions, hypothetical corpuscles of biological energy proposed by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich
  • BION, the Beal Institute of Nanotechnology (now defunct, so no page link; proof of existence:\1999\0226\10786421.TIF&documentNumber=P99000018563).
Bion (opera)

Bion is an opera by the French composer Étienne Méhul. It takes the form of a comédie en vers mêlée de musique (an opéra comique) in one act. It premiered at the Opéra-Comique, Paris on 27 December 1800. The libretto, by François-Benoît Hoffman, is based on Les voyages d'Anténor by Étienne-François de Lantier. The opera was revived on 15 November 1802.

Usage examples of "bion".

The three returned to Ephesus together, for Bion would not leave his friend.

The young man did not forget Bion, but made him the tenant and afterwards the purchaser of a farm which he owned in the neighbourhood of Nic ζ a.

It was thus that he became acquainted with the little community that worshipped in the guild-house of the wool-combers of Nicæa, with the household of Bion, and with the beautiful Cleoné.

An opportunity had occurred of serving Bion in some matter that brought him into the Proconsul's court, and the acquaintance had grown into intimacy.

It was here that Clitus found her, and as Bion was inclined to favour his suit, no place could have suited him better.

His warning had been fruitless, although a hasty glance showed him that neither Bion nor Cleon ι was among the prisoners.

On it were written the words, "Challenge the free condition of Rhoda, commonly called the daughter of Bion and Rhoda his wife, and call as your witness the freedman Eudoxus.

I maintain that the woman Rhoda—the reputed daughter of Bion and Rhoda—is not of free condition, but is a slave.

From to-day these two are Rhoda and Cleoné, daughters of Bion and Rhoda.

After a brief consultation with his assessor and with Tacitus, the Governor directed that Bion and Rhoda his wife should be called.

The woman Rhoda will be delivered to her master Bion, who will give sufficient surety for producing her when she shall be required.

As the years went on, a little Bion and a little Rhoda recalled the sweet and tender memory of those who were sleeping far away under an Asian sky,—far away, but in that "sure and certain hope" which under all skies is still the same.

Bion walking from outside the old country house lugging vast two-gallon jugs.