Antedating of "Biological"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Jul 1 02:06:48 UTC 2006

biological (OED 1859)

1847 _Dublin Review_ Mar. 34 (Periodicals Archive Online)  As soon as it
is taken up by the lacteals and brought within the influence of living
tissues, it begins to admit the operation of biological or physiological

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