biologically irrelevant

biologically irrelevant

adjective Referring to a condition (e.g., up to 80% of prostate cancers) which, while defined as malignant based on histopathological criteria, do not always behave like cancer and result in death or cause significant co-morbidity.
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It could be biologically irrelevant, or it could be manifested as an advantage or a disadvantage," he added.
1998), such weaknesses of association may occur because BPb is not a sufficiently sensitive biomarker of exposure or dose at the target organ(s) or because the relationships involved are biologically irrelevant and are only found because of an uncontrolled confounding factor.
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