biological

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj biological of parents and children; related by blood "biological child"
    • adj biological pertaining to biology or to life and living things
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: During World War II Canadian scientists secretly developed biological weapons which were later taken over by the USA. Anthrax was one.
    • Biological Of or relating to biology.
    • Biological related by blood; -- of parents and children; -- contrasted with adoptive adopted, or foster; as, Mary was adopted directly from the maternity hospital and never met her biological mother.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hydroxyzine (a prescription drug) is the longest containing "x-y-z" in exact order. Next in line line is xyzzors, a scientific name for a nematode worm in biology.
    • biological Pertaining to biology or the science of life.
    • biological In zoology, illustrating the whole life-history of a group or species of animals: as, a biological collection of insects.
    • biological Regarded from the point of view of biology and natural selection exclusively, as opposed to sociological, which implies that other considerations are taken into account.
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Quotations

  • Deepak Chopra
    Deepak%20Chopra
    “You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology.”
  • Alvin Toffler
    Alvin Toffler
    “Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.”
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G.%20Wells
    “Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.”
  • James Baldwin
    James%20Baldwin
    “If the relationship of father to son could really be reduced to biology, the whole earth would blaze with the glory of fathers and sons.”
  • Fred A. Allen
    Fred%20A.%20Allen
    “Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.”
  • Rachel Carson
    Rachel Carson
    “The control of nature is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.”

Usage

In literature:

Teleology in Kant's sense is and will always be a necessary postulate of biology.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
I don't know how the two parent cells which are my biological origin became the me which I am.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Our profession honors in him, one of the fathers of modern biology.
"The Man With The Broken Ear" by Edmond About
This biological theory or apology of war appears in several forms, as applied to-day.
"The Psychology of Nations" by G.E. Partridge
Biologically the two sexes are meant to live together.
"The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book" by Various
The above includes what we might call some of the minor regulations proposed by the Biological Survey Committee.
"The Bird Study Book" by Thomas Gilbert Pearson
Biological analogies, however, were overemphasized.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The differences lie in biological roots, and it is futile to fight and rail against nature and biology.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
To this biology can render a fairly satisfactory answer.
"Preventable Diseases" by Woods Hutchinson
On the basis of biological evolution they could not be the children of any life known to science.
"The Whispering Spheres" by Russell Robert Winterbotham
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In poetry:

It hurts my pride that I should be
The issue of a night of lust;
Yet even Bishops, you'll agree,
Obey the biologic 'must';
Though no doubt with more dignity
Than we of layman dust.
"Procreation" by Robert W Service

In news:

New Tool Designed to Provide Biological Relevance in Neuro-Related Drug Research.
1Department of Biological Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA2Department of Medical Pharmacology and Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA.
Synthetic Biologics Nabs C. Difficile Infectious Disease Program.
Biology professor facilitates at Herbarium Digitization Workshop.
Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to the guest speaker, paleontologist Dr Kenneth Carpenter about dinosaur behavior and biology.
Tracy Mikowski holds a degree in wildlife biology and knows animals found in the wild should be left there.
The Sea Change That's Challenging Biology's Central Dogma .
Donâ €™t know much biology.
Giacomo Bernardi, UCSC professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, has published the first video evidence of a fish using a tool.
Anyone seeking to understand modern biology and genomics could do much worse than start with the discovery of the structure of DNA, on which almost everything else is based.
Rosalind Franklin's famous picture of the "B-form" of DNA, the shape the molecule takes when it stretches out in water, could be called biology's Rosetta stone.
Dugway Proving Ground is going forward with an expansion of a controversial facility where biological toxins and agents are tested.
With 40 years of work in the biological sciences, two Pulitzer prizes and the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in ecology to his name, E. O Wilson is perhaps the world's most honored naturalist.
Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda Khidhir Hamza, with Jeff Stein Scribner, 352 pp.
Laser Microsurgery in Yeast Cells Current Biology, Volume 14, Issue 18, 21 September 2004, Pages R748-R750 Pedro Carvalho and David PellmanSummary.
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In science:

Pattern matching problems have been of central interest in such different areas of science as image processing, speech recognition, time series analysis, and biological sequence comparison for a large number of years.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
It is a special case of the sequence comparison problem, which is a very important tool in modern molecular biology .
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
Hwa, M. L¨assig, in Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Intel ligent Systems for Molecular Biology, edited by J.
High precision simulations of the longest common subsequence problem
Abstract: A simple evolutionary model for biological ageing is modified such that it requires a minimum population for survival, like in human society.
Social Effects in Simple Computer Model of Ageing
Most computer simulations of biological ageing use the Penna model with several free parameters [1,2].
Social Effects in Simple Computer Model of Ageing
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