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Of or having to do with the interaction of biological and social characteristics: the biosocial aspects of disease.

bi′o·so′cial·ly adv.
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relating to the interaction of biological and social elements
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(ˌbaɪ oʊˈsoʊ ʃəl)

of, pertaining to, or entailing the interaction or combination of social and biological factors.
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