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1In a way that concerns biology or living organisms:‘the world's most biologically diverse ecosystems’
- ‘Food producers claim that their biologically engineered products are unique when they seek to patent them.’
- ‘The objective is to enable our forces to survive, fight, and win in a chemically or biologically contaminated warfare environment.’
- ‘Organic farms are typically more biologically diverse than conventional operations.’
- ‘He plants cover crops, some to scavenge nutrients, others to biologically fix nitrogen.’
- ‘Biologically based integrated weed management is the basis of our programs.’
- ‘Few biomimetic results have proved as exciting as the recent successes in biologically derived silica and silica polymerization.’
- ‘Ultraviolet radiation is able to damage DNA and other biologically important molecules through direct absorption.’
- ‘Complete cutaneous wound healing involves a biologically complex two-year process of cellular regeneration and repair.’
- ‘Undesirable vegetation in a pond can be controlled mechanically, biologically, or chemically.’
- ‘This discovery encouraged chemists to explore the molecular structures of biologically active chemicals.’
2In an inherited or innate way:‘biologically rooted instincts’
- ‘The social rank systems, which motivate people to seek relief or to achieve, are biologically based.’
- ‘Under their racial theories, an individual's ethnicity was determined biologically not behaviorally.’
- ‘We believe this "cycle of success" is biologically programmed.’
- ‘It's entirely possible that women are biologically primed to be highly sensitive to relationships.’
- ‘Most of our official family is not related biologically.’
- ‘Formal operational tasks should, like reading, be regarded as biologically secondary abilities.’
- ‘Biologically, we are not constructed to deal with ubiquitous fast-food outlets that offer to supersize everything.’
- ‘It is the first hard evidence that men are biologically prepared for fatherhood.’
- ‘The impact of success and failure on mood state is a universal phenomenon, which appears to be biologically based.’
- ‘Anytime you link a murderer to his family, biologically, you start to beg a lot of questions.’
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