Circular definitions

From an early incarnation of the website:

http://www.sysbio.de

What is Systems Biology?

The emerging area of systems biology is a whole-istic approach to understanding biology.

It aims at system-level understanding of biology, and to understand biological systems as a system.

What was that rule we learned in grade school? When you’re defining a word or term, avoid using the word itself in the definition? (Thanks, Mrs. Thomas!)

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