[bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-loj-ik]
- pertaining to biology.
- of or relating to the products and operations of applied biology: a biological test.
- Pharmacology. any substance, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources and used to treat or prevent disease.
Origin of biological
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Examples from the Web for biological
Eating disorders, on the other hand, are driven largely by biological processes that occur on the inside.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
We also have a growing body of biological research showing that fathers, like mothers, are hard-wired to care for children.How Good Dads Can Change the World
Gary Barker, PhD, Michael Kaufman
January 6, 2015
Gender roles exceed the biological circumstances of childbirth and they are, perhaps, much less likely to change.Men Will Someday Have Kids Without Women
January 3, 2015
Imagining novels as biological specimens creates a crazed and mythic zoology of hybrids, beasts, mutants, and aberrations.The Birth of the Novel
November 27, 2014
It stands for the proposition that the biological basis of procreation should also be the sole organizing principle of society.Is Pope Francis Backpedaling on Gays?
November 19, 2014
We must face sex problems with biological and historical knowledge.
But the biological objection to any such proposition is not far to seek.
Much has been said in justification of this view of war from the biological point of view.
Hybrids are regarded as inferior creatures, as biological outlaws.
This, we know, is the biological law, and Khalid must suffer under it.The Book of Khalid
- of or relating to biology
- (of a detergent) containing enzymes said to be capable of removing stains of organic origin from items to be washed
- (usually plural) a drug, such as a vaccine, that is derived from a living organism
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Word Origin and History for biological
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, caused by, or affecting life or living organisms.
- Having to do with biology.
- Related by blood, as in a child's biological parents.
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