an island in the Bight of Biafra, near the W coast of Africa: a province of Equatorial Guinea. About 800 sq. mi. (2072 sq. km).
an island in the Gulf of Guinea, off the coast of Cameroon: part of Equatorial Guinea. Capital: Malabo. Area: 2017 sq km (786 sq miles) Former names (until 1973) Fernando Po, (1973–79) Macías Nguema
pertaining to biology. of or relating to the products and operations of applied biology: a biological test. Pharmacology. any substance, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources and used to treat or prevent disease. Contemporary Examples Western Intelligence Suspects Assad Has a Secret Chemical Stockpile Noah Shachtman, Christopher Dickey […]
- Biologic assay
- Biological children
any child conceived rather than adopted by a specified parent, and therefore carrying genes from the parent. Contemporary Examples Angelina Jolie: I’m Not Adopting Again Howard Kurtz February 10, 2011 Helping Children After Foster Care: Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s How I Write Interview Noah Charney August 14, 2012 The Tea Party’s New Queen Shushannah Walshe October 16, […]
- Biological half life
Physics. the time required for one half the atoms of a given amount of a radioactive substance to disintegrate. Also called biological half-life. Pharmacology. the time required for the activity of a substance taken into the body to lose one half its initial effectiveness. Informal. a brief period during which something flourishes before dying out. […]