[ bahy-uh-loj-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪks /

noun (used with a plural verb)

commercial products derived from biotechnology.

Definition for biologics (2 of 2)


or bi·o·log·ic

[ bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l or bahy-uh-loj-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk /


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

First recorded in 1855–60; biolog(y) + -ical

OTHER WORDS FROM biological Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for biologics (1 of 2)

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈlɒdʒɪks) /

pl n

biological products such as vaccines and therapeutic sera, used to induce immunity to infectious diseases or harmful substances of biological origin

British Dictionary definitions for biologics (2 of 2)


archaic biologic

/ (ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


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

Derived forms of biological

biologically, adverb
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Medical definitions for biologics

[ bī′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl ]


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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