- commercial products derived from biotechnology.
[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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- biological products such as vaccines and therapeutic sera, used to induce immunity to infectious diseases or harmful substances of biological origin
- 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 biologics
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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