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  • biogenic — i o*gen ic, a. [Gr. bi os life + gen + ic.] produced by living organisms; as, biogenic methane. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biogenic — 1904, with reference to Haeckel s recapitulation theory; 1913 as produced by living organisms, from BIO (Cf. bio ) + genic produced by (see GENUS (Cf. genus)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • biogenic — [bī΄ōjen′ik] adj. produced by, or essential to, living cells …   English World dictionary

  • biogenic — Produced by a living organism. * * * bio·gen·ic jen ik adj produced by living organisms <biogenic amine metabolism in depressed patients (D. L. Murphy)> * * * bi·o·gen·ic (bi″o jenґik) having origins in biological processes, as a… …   Medical dictionary

  • biogenic — also biogenous adjective Date: 1903 produced by living organisms < biogenic methane formation > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Biogenic —   Produced by biological processes of living organisms. Note: EIA uses the term biogenic to refer only to organic nonfossil material of biological origin.   U.S. Dept. of Energy, Energy Information Administration s Energy Glossary …   Energy terms

  • biogenic — changes in the environment caused by activities of living organisms …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • biogenic — /buy oh jen ik/, adj. 1. resulting from the activity of living organisms, as fermentation. 2. necessary for the life process, as food and water. [1875 80; BIO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • biogenic — adjective a) produced by living organisms, or by a biological process b) essential for the maintenance of life …   Wiktionary

  • biogenic — adj. necessary for the existence of life; created by a living organism …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biogenic — [ˌbʌɪə(ʊ) dʒɛnɪk] adjective produced or brought about by living organisms …   English new terms dictionary

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