[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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Examples from the Web for nonbiological
Contemporary Examples of nonbiological
Crew are generally denied food in their cabins, because it invariably ends up in the toilets in a most nonbiological manner.Cruise Ships: They’re Just Floating Bathrooms
Brian David Bruns
February 13, 2013
- 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
- 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 nonbiological
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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