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abiosis

[ey-bahy-oh-sis, ab-ee-]
noun
  1. the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.
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Origin of abiosis

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British Dictionary definitions for abiosis

abiosis

noun
  1. absence of life
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Derived Formsabiotic (ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for abiosis

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

abiosis

(ā′bī-ōsĭs)
n.
  1. Absence of life.
  2. abiotrophy
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Related formsa′bi•otic (-ŏtĭk) adj.
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abiosis in Science

abiotic

[ā′bī-ŏtĭk]
  1. 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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Related formsabiosis noun (ā′bī-ōsĭs)
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