Biological

  • (adj): Of parents and children; related by blood.
    Example: "Biological child"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on biological:

Universality-diversity Paradigm
... The universality-diversity paradigm is the analysis of biological materials based on the universality and diversity of its fundamental structural elements and functional mechanisms ... The analysis of biological systems based on this classification has been a cornerstone of modern biology ... For example, proteins constitute the elementary building blocks of a vast variety of biological materials such as cells, spider silk or bone, where they create extremely robust, multi ...
Cuckmere Valley - Landmarks
... Seaford to Beachy Head is a large site of biological and geological importance ... Wilmington Downs is another area of biological interest its chalk grassland is habitat for several rare species ... Lullington Heath is also of biological interest due to its chalk heath and grassland habitats ...
Biological Target
... A biological target is a biopolymer such as a protein or nucleic acid whose activity can be modified by an external stimulus ... The definition is context-dependent and can refer to the biological target of a pharmacologically active drug compound, or the receptor target of a hormone (like insulin) ... Biological targets are most commonly proteins such as enzymes, ion channels, and receptors ...
Eucharitidae - Biological Control
... Eucharitids are candidates for biological control because each Eucharitid Subfamily targets a specific variety of ant genera ... Orasema are sometimes used as means of biological control for many ants, including the fire ant and little fire ant ... Leaving aside the philosophical problems associated with introducing any organism for biological control, I believe that species of Orasema do have potential as biological control ...
Biopesticide
... Biopesticides, a contraction of 'biological pesticides', include several types of pest management intervention through predatory, parasitic, or chemical relationships ... The term has been associated historically with biological control - and by implication - the manipulation of living organisms ... Manual) gives a review of the available biological insecticide (and other biology-based control) products ...

More definitions of "biological":

  • (adj): Pertaining to biology or to life and living things.
    Synonyms: biologic

Famous quotes containing the word biological:

    Although there is no universal agreement as to a definition of life, its biological manifestations are generally considered to be organization, metabolism, growth, irritability, adaptation, and reproduction.
    The Columbia Encyclopedia, Fifth Edition, the first sentence of the article on “life” (based on wording in the First Edition, 1935)

    Man’s biological weakness is the condition of human culture.
    Erich Fromm (1900–1980)

    No poetic phantasy
    but a biological reality,
    a fact: I am an entity
    like bird, insect, plant
    or sea-plant cell;
    I live; I am alive.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)