Biologic



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 April 30, 2014
Sarin, Nitrogen Mustard, Cyanide & More: All About Chemical Weapons Kent Sepkowitz August 25, 2013

Historical Examples

The Super Race: An American Problem Scott Nearing
Preventable Diseases Woods Hutchinson
The Kempton-Wace Letters Jack London
Christianity and Problems of To-day: Lectures Delivered Before Lake Forest College on the Foundation of the Late William Bross John Huston Finley
Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885 Various
The Voice of Science in Nineteenth-Century Literature Various
College Teaching Paul Klapper
Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects C. V. Riley

adjective
of or relating to biology
(of a detergent) containing enzymes said to be capable of removing stains of organic origin from items to be washed
noun
(usually pl) a drug, such as a vaccine, that is derived from a living organism
adj.

n.

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