Biogenic substance

A biogenic substance is a product made by or of life forms. The term encompasses constituents, secretions, and metabolites of plants or animals.[1] In context of molecular biology, biogenic substances are referred to as biomolecules.


Abiogenic (opposite)

An abiogenic substance or process does not result from the present or past activity of living organisms. Abiogenic products may, e.g., be minerals, other inorganic compounds, as well as simple organic compounds (e.g. extraterrestrial methane, see also abiogenesis).

See also


  1. Raju Francis, D.; Sakthi, Kumar (2016). Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites. John Wiley & Sons.

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