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BIOLOGICAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does biological mean? 

BIOLOGICAL (adjective)
  The adjective BIOLOGICAL has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: BIOLOGICAL used as an adjective is rare.


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BIOLOGICAL (adjective)


Sense 1biological [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pertaining to biology or to life and living things

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

biologic; biological

Pertainym:

biology (characteristic life processes and phenomena of living organisms)


Sense 2biological [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of parents and children; related by blood

Context example:

biological child

Similar:

begotten ((of offspring) generated by procreation)

natural (related by blood; not adopted)

Antonym:

adoptive (of parents and children; related by adoption)


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