[ ey-bahy-oh-sis, ab-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæb i- /
the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.
Words nearby abiosis
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British Dictionary definitions for abiosis
/ (ˌeɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs) /
absence of life
Derived forms of abiosisabiotic (ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for abiosis
C20: from a- 1 + Greek biōsis a way of living
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Medical definitions for abiosis
[ ā′bī-ō′sĭs ]
Absence of life.
Other words from abiosisa′bi•ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for abiosis
[ ā′bī-ŏt′ĭk ]
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.
Other words from abioticabiosis noun (ā′bī-ō′sĭs)
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