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 (bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) also bi·o·log·ic (-lŏj′ĭk)
1. Of, relating to, caused by, or affecting life or living organisms: biological processes such as growth and digestion.
2. Having to do with biology.
3. Related by genetic lineage: the child's biological parents; his biological sister.
4. Being male or female by having the chromosomes for that sex: a biological female.
5. Of or relating to biological weapons: biological warfare.
A biologic.

bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or


1. (Biology) of or relating to biology
2. (Biochemistry) (of a detergent) containing enzymes said to be capable of removing stains of organic origin from items to be washed
(Pharmacology) (usually plural) a drug, such as a vaccine, that is derived from a living organism
ˌbioˈlogically adv


(ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl)

also bi`o•log′ic,

1. pertaining to biology.
2. of or pertaining to the products and operations of applied biology: a biological test.
3. related by blood rather than by adoption: biological father.
4. a medical product that is derived from biological sources.
bi`o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.biological - pertaining to biology or to life and living thingsbiological - pertaining to biology or to life and living things
2.biological - of parents and childrenbiological - of parents and children; related by blood; "biological child"
adoptive - of parents and children; related by adoption; "adoptive parents"
thuộc sinh vật học


A. ADJbiológico
B. CPD biological clock Nreloj m biológico, reloj m interno
biological diversity N = biodiversity biological soap powder Ndetergente m biológico
biological warfare Nguerra f biológica
biological weapons NPLarmas fpl biológicas


[ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] adj
[response, research] → biologique
school of biological sciences → faculté de biologie
[washing powder] → aux enzymesbiological clock nhorloge f biologiquebiological diversity ndiversité f biologique


adjbiologisch; biological detergentBiowaschmittel nt; biological diversityArtenvielfalt f; biological wasteBioabfall m; biological weaponsbiologische Waffen pl


[ˌbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkl] adjbiologico/a


(baiˈolədʒi) noun
the science of living things. human biology; (also adjective) a biology lesson.
bioˈlogical (-ˈlo-) adjective
bioˈlogically (-ˈlo-) adverb
biˈologist noun
biological warfare
the use of germs as a weapon.


بَيُولُوجِيّ biologický biologisk biologisch βιολογικός biológico biologinen biologique biološki biologico 生物学の 생물학의 biologisch biologisk biologiczny biológico биологический biologisk ทางชีววิทยา biyolojik thuộc sinh vật học 生物学的


, biological
a. biológico-a, rel. a la biología;
___ assayanálisis ___;
___ controlcontrol ___;
___ evolutionevolución ___;
___ half-lifesemivida ___;
___ immunotherapyinmunoterapia ___;
___ indicatorindicador ___;
___ psychiatrysiquiatría ___;
___ warfareguerra ___.
References in classic literature ?
"Yes, here he's written almost a book on the natural conditions of the laborer in relation to the land," said Katavasov; "I'm not a specialist, but I, as a natural science man, was pleased at his not taking mankind as something outside biological laws; but, on the contrary, seeing his dependence on his surroundings, and in that dependence seeking the laws of his development."
"But in what do you see the special characteristics of the Russian laborer?" said Metrov; "in his biological characteristics, so to speak, or in the condition in which he is placed?"
He was evidently satisfied with the frankness of my story, which I told in concise sentences enough, for I felt horribly weak; and when it was finished he reverted at once to the topic of Natural History and his own biological studies.
Many of us do not believe in a world of the unconscious (a few of us even have grave doubts about the usefulness of the term consciousness), hence we try to explain censorship along ordinary biological lines.
"It is among these frustrated impulses that I would find the biological basis of the unfulfilled wish.
Thanks to the school of scientific philosophers he favored, he knew the biological significance of love; but by a refined process of the same scientific reasoning he reached the conclusion that the human organism achieved its highest purpose in love, that love must not be questioned, but must be accepted as the highest guerdon of life.
But it was all good and innocently youthful, and I learned one generalisation, biological rather than sociological, namely, that the "Colonel's lady and Judy O'Grady are sisters under their skins."
What, unless biological science is a mass of errors, is the cause of human intelligence and vigour?
Lydgate talked persistently when they were in his work-room, putting arguments for and against the probability of certain biological views; but he had none of those definite things to say or to show which give the waymarks of a patient uninterrupted pursuit, such as he used himself to insist on, saying that "there must be a systole and diastole in all inquiry," and that "a man's mind must be continually expanding and shrinking between the whole human horizon and the horizon of an object-glass." That evening he seemed to be talking widely for the sake of resisting any personal bearing; and before long they went into the drawing room, where Lydgate, having asked Rosamond to give them music, sank back in his chair in silence, but with a strange light in his eyes.
As well might be explained any biological sport in the animal kingdom.
The biological and historical grounds for his insistence upon this principle are, of course, manifold.
BSCS Bio-Rad Laboratories Biotechnology Institute Botanical Society of America Carolina Biological Supply Company Costa Rican Adventures & Infinite Forest Ecology Project International Frey Scientific Human Anatomy & Physiology Society Ken-A-Vision Mfg Co., Inc.