You can't mistake my biology

From Melvyn Bragg’s In Our Time email newsletter:

Pietro Corsi pointed out that the word ‘biology’ had been invented 25 times by 25 different people towards the end of the 18th and early 19th century, but then largely dropped because of the politics of the French Revolution.  And after 1802 ‘bio-technology’ was used but not used again for 120 years, again because of the fallout of the French Revolution.
That is good knowledge.