biogenic

[ bahy-oh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk /

adjective

resulting from the activity of living organisms, as fermentation.
necessary for the life process, as food and water.

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Origin of biogenic

First recorded in 1875–80; bio- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for biogenic

biogenic
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective

produced or originating from a living organism
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