[ ey-bahy-ot-ik or ey-bahy-ot-i-kuh l; ab-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk or ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪ kəl; ˌæb i- /
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
Related formsa·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Science definitions for abiotic
[ 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.
Related formsabiosis noun (ā′bī-ō′sĭs)
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