[bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-loj-ik]
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.
Related formsbi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·bi·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpseu·do·bi·o·log·i·cal, adjectivepseu·do·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbsem·i·bi·o·log·ic, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·bi·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·bi·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for biologiccure-all
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You treat her as if she were a rabbit dedicated to the use of a biologic laboratory.
It is not merely editors and crowned heads who have a biologic right to say "We."
It has been said that the supply of labor is fixed by biologic laws.
The doctrine, therefore, has its scope limited only by biologic data.
This condition is further increased by the operation of two biologic principles.
British Dictionary definitions for biologic
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
Derived Formsbiologically, adverb
(usually plural) a drug, such as a vaccine, that is derived from a living organism
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Word Origin and History for biologic
1840, from biology + -ical. Biological clock attested from 1955; not especially of human reproductive urges until c.1991. Related: Biologically.
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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.
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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