/buy'euh graf"i keuhl/, adj.
1. of or pertaining to a person's life: He's gathering biographical data for his book on Milton.
2. pertaining to or containing biography: a biographical dictionary.
Also, biographic.
[1730-40; BIOGRAPH(Y) + -ICAL]

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