abiosis

[ey-bahy-oh-sis, ab-ee-]

noun

the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.

Nearby words

  1. abington,
  2. abinoam,
  3. abiogenesis,
  4. abiogenic,
  5. abiological,
  6. abiotic,
  7. abiotic factor,
  8. abiotrophy,
  9. abirritant,
  10. abirritate

Origin of abiosis


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British Dictionary definitions for abioses

abiosis

noun

absence of life
Derived Formsabiotic (ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for abiosis

C20: from a- 1 + Greek biōsis a way of living

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Medicine definitions for abioses

abiosis

[ā′bī-ōsĭs]

n.

Absence of life.
abiotrophy
Related formsa′bi•otic (-ŏtĭk) adj.


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