biological biological  /ˌbaɪ ə ˈlɑ dʒɪ kəl/


  1. (adj) pertaining to biology or to life and living things
  2. (adj) of parents and children; related by blood


  1. The Breeding Of Death Fears grow that a secret Russian germ warfare laboratory is once again making biological weapons.
  2. Conversely, the frogman will be protected by a biological filter to screen the air that he inhales.
  3. In the wake of the spinach scare, even the friendliest food can seem like a biological hazard, and scrubbing alone won't necessarily wipe out pesticides or bacteria.


  1. Scientists Uncover Secrets Of Biological Soil Crust Microbes

    Brett Smith for – Your Universe Online A new study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California has found the biological soil crust (BSC) layer of a desert contains microbes that lie in wait for the ideal conditions to begin metabolic activity. “We found a way to measure from start to finish in real unaltered samples the molecular events behind the response ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  2. Researchers Find Biological Evidence of Gulf War Illnesses

    New findings are bolstering the view that mysterious symptoms in Persian Gulf war veterans are fundamentally biological in nature, as opposed to psychological, the result of combat stress.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Secrets of biological soil crusts uncovered

    Biologists have performed a molecular level analysis of desert biological soil crusts -- living ground cover formed by microbial communities -- to reveal how long-dormant cyanobacteria become activated by rainfall then resume dormancy when the precipitation stops.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Science Daily


  1. "To be sure, health problems have prevented me from eating," Ebert writes in the book. "That did not discourage my cooking. It became an exercise more pure, freed of biological compulsion."
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source: FOXNews

  2. The Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon, said the world needed a "new vision for biological diversity for a healthy planet and a sustainable future for humankind".
    on May 10, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is our insurance policy," Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg told delegates at the opening ceremony. "It is the Noah's Ark for securing biological diversity for future generations."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Jens Stoltenberg Source: ABC News

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