Biological

  • (adj): Pertaining to biology or to life and living things.
    Synonyms: biologic
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on biological:

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 ... 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 ... The analysis of biological systems based on this classification has been a cornerstone of modern biology ... the elementary building blocks of a vast variety of biological materials such as cells, spider silk or bone, where they create extremely robust, multi-functiona ...
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 ... problems associated with introducing any organism for biological control, I believe that species of Orasema do have potential as biological control agents and deserve more ...
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 ... (2009 formerly the Biopesticide Manual) gives a review of the available biological insecticide (and other biology-based control) products ...

More definitions of "biological":

  • (adj): Of parents and children; related by blood.
    Example: "Biological child"

Famous quotes containing the word biological:

    Biological possibility and desire are not the same as biological need. Women have childbearing equipment. For them to choose not to use the equipment is no more blocking what is instinctive than it is for a man who, muscles or no, chooses not to be a weightlifter.
    Betty Rollin (b. 1936)

    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)

    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)