Medical Writing Visual Communications Planting a “non-biological” seed – will this meme persist?

Volume 29, Issue 1 - Visual Communications

Planting a “non-biological” seed – will this meme persist?

Abstract

Some word uses persist and some do not. Part of what makes use of a word stick is how catchy it is. This word is already used on our supermarket shelves. This proposed new use illuminates a small way in which language evolves. And it helps to compartmentalise differences between chemical and biological manufacture of pharmaceuticals. The question is, will this word use persist enough to enter common vocabulary? The word is nonbiological.

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