biogenic


adjective

  1. resulting from the activity of living organisms, as fermentation.
  2. necessary for the life process, as food and water.

adjective

  1. produced or originating from a living organism
adj.

1904, with reference to Haeckel’s recapitulation theory; 1913 as “produced by living organisms,” from bio- + genic “produced by” (see genus).

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