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  • adjective Not biological

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Examples

  • In the 1950s most psychoanalysts thought of the mind in nonbiological terms.

    Eric R. Kandel - Autobiography

  • In an interview, Walker said she would die for her biological child, but wasn't sure she could do the same for her "nonbiological" child.

    Carol Hoenig: A Feminist's Transformation

  • Since everything nonbiological was understood to have molecules equally left- and right-handed, the assumption had to be that the isovaline would also be equally mixed.

    First Contact

  • The Obama administration has made progress in the area of family recognition and protections by opening up hospital visitation rights for all family types and by expanding family medical leave laws to include LGBT workers to qualify for family leave to care for their nonbiological or nonadoptive children.

    Mark Daniel Snyder: The Real Modern Family

  • Living things have the property of concentrating elements in ways that nonbiological processes do not, and so the unusually high levels of manganese and sometimes iron in varnish—much higher levels than in the surrounding environment—definitely suggest biology.

    First Contact

  • In other words, what would be a clear indication of biology and metabolism on Earth could be totally nonbiological on Mars.

    First Contact

  • The Obama administration has made progress in the area of family recognition and protections by opening up hospital visitation rights for all family types and by expanding family medical leave laws to include LGBT workers to qualify for family leave to care for their nonbiological or nonadoptive children.

    Mark Daniel Snyder: The Real Modern Family

  • In addition, magnetites, like so many possible microscopic signs that living organisms once were present, can also be formed through nonbiological processes, and at least eight substantial papers have been written arguing for a range of origins that had nothing to do with life.

    First Contact

  • Might there be thousands of solitary children growing up with nonbiological parents because of hospital switches?

    Separated At Birth. Really.

  • But even if the Miller-Urey details and chemical pathways remain debated, the basic validity of “abiogenesis” does remain in place—the assertion that the building blocks of life, and so life itself, can be formed from entirely nonbiological sources.

    First Contact

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