abiogenic

[ ey-bahy-oh-jen-ik, ab-ee-oh- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌæb i oʊ- /

adjective Biology.

not resulting from the activity of living organisms.

Nearby words

  1. abimelech,
  2. abingdon,
  3. abington,
  4. abinoam,
  5. abiogenesis,
  6. abiological,
  7. abiosis,
  8. abiotic,
  9. abiotic factor,
  10. abiotrophy

Origin of abiogenic

First recorded in 1910–15; a-6 + biogenic

Related formsa·bi·o·gen·i·cal·ly, adverb

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