- the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.
Origin of abiosis
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- absence of life
C20: from a- 1 + Greek biōsis a way of living
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- Absence of life.
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- Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic.
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