nonbiological

adjective non·bi·o·log·i·cal \ ˌnän-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
Updated on: 24 Feb 2018

Definition of nonbiological

: not biological: such as
a : not relating to, marked by, or derived from life and living processes
  • nonbiological research
  • nonbiological components
  • nonbiological methane
b : not connected by genetic relationship
  • a nonbiological parent

nonbiologically

play \ˌnän-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
    • nonbiologically produced materials

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First Known Use of nonbiological

circa 1871


Medical Dictionary

non-biological

adjective non-bi·o·log·i·cal \ -ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl \
variants: or nonbiological

medical Definition of non-biological

: not biological
  • non-biological parents
  • non-biological factors

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