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1. Produced by living organisms or biological processes.
2. Necessary for the maintenance of life processes.


produced or originating from a living organism


(ˌbaɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk)

1. resulting from the activity of living organisms, as fermentation.
2. necessary for the life process.
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Adj.1.biogenic - produced by living organisms or biological processes; "fermentation is a biogenic process"
2.biogenic - essential for maintaining the fundamental life processes; "sleep and food and water are among the biogenic needs of the organism"
essential - basic and fundamental; "the essential feature"
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Blessed with superhuman powers, thanks to biogenic experimentation at the hands of shadowy Umbrella Corp, heroine Alice (Milla Jovovich) is a constantly evolving mutant trying to hide from her creators' satellite surveillance.
Biogenic gas deposits are found in sedimentary basins worldwide, including in the mid-continent U.
Most of the BioConcept racing car parts are built from biogenic materials.
The revolutionary bioreactor transforms biogenic fats and oils into biodiesel with unprecedented speed of only 2-3 seconds.
But some geologists remained baffled by the biogenic burp -- the only known nonpetroleum methane to seep into Los Angeles schools -- emanating from the rocky alluvium spilled from nearby hills.
methylxanthines, biogenic amines, and cannabinoid-like fatty acids) that can produce pleasurable psychological sensations.
Firming Borba is targeted toward cellulite and stretch mark prone areas and it contains yerba mate extract and cherimoya extract, which are combined with biogenic amines from green tea extract to stimulate thermogenesis.
Using a regional atmospheric model of the eastern United States--the Comprehensive Air Quality Model with extensions (CAMx)--they quantify the variable impact that a fixed quantity of NOx emitted from individual sources can have on the downwind concentration of surface O3, depending on temperature and local biogenic hydrocarbon emissions.
These Mesoproterozoic structures and the similar ones composed of calcite from Iron County are the oldest known evidence of biogenic activity in Missouri and this part of North America.
As most carbonate sediments on Earth are the result of direct or indirect biogenic activity, extensive examples of inorganically precipitated carbonate sediments will be hard to find.
1997, Geochemistry of biogenic pyrite and ferromanganese coatings from a small watershed: a bacterial connection?
They've also been able to characterize 145 of them, including such attributes as their proteolytic and lipolytic activities, flavor development and biogenic amine production.