biological control


biological control

noun

: a method of controlling harmful insects, diseases, etc., in an environment (such as a garden or a lawn) by using other insects or natural substances

: an insect or a natural substance that is used to control control harmful insects, diseases, etc.

Full Definition of BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

1
:  the reduction in numbers or elimination of pest organisms by interference with their ecology (as by the introduction of parasites or diseases)
2
:  an agent used in biological control

Examples of BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

  1. She practices biological control in her gardening.
  2. She uses biological controls in her garden.

First Known Use of BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

1921

biological control

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIOLOGICAL CONTROL

: reduction in numbers or elimination of pest organisms by interference with their ecology (as by the introduction of parasites or diseases)

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