biogenic [bī΄ōjen′ik]
produced by, or essential to, living cells

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  • 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

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

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  • Biogenic amine receptor — are a variety of neurotransmitter receptors that are sensitive to biogenic amine neurotransmitters. These are inthe family of Rhodopsin like receptors, primarily within the G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) family of transmembrane… …   Wikipedia

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  • Biogenic substance — A biogenic substance is a substance produced by life processes. It may be either constituents, or secretions, of plants or animals. Examples *Coal and oil are possible examples of constituents which may have undergone changes over geologic time… …   Wikipedia

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