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biological

(archaic), biologic
1. of or relating to biology
2. (of a detergent) containing enzymes said to be capable of removing stains of organic origin from items to be washed
3. a drug, such as a vaccine, that is derived from a living organism

biological

[¦bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl]
(biology)
Of or pertaining to life or living organisms.
(immunology)
A biological product used to induce immunity to various infectious diseases or noxious substances of biological origin.
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In order to elucidate the biological significance of the results, Miura et al.
As for noncoding RNA, the type, number, and nature of noncoding DNA sequences has gained increased interest, with strong reappraisal of their biological significance.
1982 a): The biological significance of the divine proportion.
How can we take advantage of this wealth of information to understand its biological significance in health and disease?
A benefit of calcium supplementation in prepubertal boys and girls was evident, but inconclusive, with the biological significance of the effect of calcium supplementation at the pelvis, and the longevity of this effect to be determined.
They also want to confirm hints in spectra that there are compounds of biological significance, such as ammonia and oxidants, on the moon's surface and to look for chlorophyll and other harbingers of life.
Abate and his associates have demonstrated that this gene's effects on insulin resistance have biological significance in that its abnormalities make it more likely that people will develop diabetes.
The biological significance of prostaglandins and related eicosanoids in invertebrates.
There are chapters on the detoxification of allelochemicals in higher plants, the effects of p-hydroxybenzoic acid on spring wheat, the biochemical lesions produced by allelopathic alkaloids, the biosynthesis and ecological roles of plant flavonoids, the function of coumarins on plant surfaces, and the biological significance of plant saponins.
Because their biological significance is little known, and because they often lie unprotected on private land, these pools are under siege in many parts of the country.

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