pre·​bi·​o·​log·​i·​cal ˌprē-ˌbī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce prebiological (audio)
variants or less commonly prebiologic

Examples of prebiological in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This kind of speedup, which is achieved by natural selection in the biological realm, can be achieved by the stability conferred on certain structures by physical forces in the physical, chemical and prebiological realms. Quanta Magazine, 30 Sep. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of prebiological was in 1905

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“Prebiological.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


pre·​bi·​o·​log·​i·​cal -ˌbī-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl How to pronounce prebiological (audio)
variants also prebiologic
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