[ 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM biological
bi·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, adjective
pseu·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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Example sentences from the Web for nonbiological
Crew are generally denied food in their cabins, because it invariably ends up in the toilets in a most nonbiological manner.
British Dictionary definitions for nonbiological (1 of 2)
/ (ˌnɒnbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /
not related by birthnonbiological mother
(of a detergent) not containing enzymes said to be capable of removing stains of organic origin from items to be washed
not of or relating to biology
British Dictionary definitions for nonbiological (2 of 2)
/ (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 biologicalbiologically, adverb
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Medical definitions for nonbiological
[ bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-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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