What is biological?

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

Some articles on biological:

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 ...
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 ... constitute the elementary building blocks of a vast variety of biological materials such as cells, spider silk or bone, where they create extremely robust ...
Biopesticide
... Biopesticides, a contraction of 'biological pesticides', include several types of pest management intervention through predatory, parasitic, or ... The term has been associated historically with biological control - and by implication - the manipulation of living organisms ... Agents (2009 formerly the Biopesticide Manual) gives a review of the available biological insecticide (and other biology-based control) products ...
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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "biological":

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

Famous quotes containing the word biological:

    I am fifty-two years of age. I am a bishop in the Anglican Church, and a few people might be constrained to say that I was reasonably responsible. In the land of my birth I cannot vote, whereas a young person of eighteen can vote. And why? Because he or she possesses that wonderful biological attribute—a white skin.
    Desmond Tutu (b. 1931)

    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)

    In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other’s affairs, who “come out” together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
    Cyril Connolly (1903–1974)