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biological

 [bi″o-loj´ĭ-k'l]
1. pertaining to biology.
2. a medicinal preparation made from living organisms and their products, such as a serum or vaccine.
biological clock the physiologic mechanism that governs the rhythmic occurrence of certain biochemical, physiologic, and behavioral phenomena in living organisms. See also biological rhythms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
Relating to biology.
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biologic

(bī′ə-lŏj′ĭk)
n.
A preparation that is synthesized from living organisms or their products, especially a human or animal protein, such as a hormone or antitoxin, that is used as a diagnostic, preventive, or therapeutic agent. Also called biological drug.
adj.
Variant of biological.
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biologic

adjective Referring to biology; biological.
 
noun Any therapeutic serum, toxin, anti-toxin or analogous microbial product applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of diseases or injuries; a bioengineered therapeutic agent—e.g., a hormone, antibody, cytokine—produced in bacteria, animals and other organisms.
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bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bi·o·log·ic

, biological (bī'ŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to biology.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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