pre-biological

prebiological

[pree-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuhl]
adjective
of or pertaining to chemicals or environmental conditions existing before the development of the first living things.
Also, prebiotic [pree-bahy-ot-ik] .


Origin:
1950–55; pre- + biological

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