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biologic

[ bahy-uh-loj-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk /
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noun

Usually biologics. Also biological .Pharmacology. any diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic preparation, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources: Most of our biologics are isolated from human tissue.

adjective

Biology. biological.

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Origin of biologic

First recorded in 1850–55; biolog(y) + -ic
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Medical definitions for biologic

biologic
[ bī′ə-lŏjĭk ]

n.

A preparation, such as a drug, a vaccine, or an antitoxin, that is synthesized from living organisms or their products and used as a diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic agent.
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