[ ey-bahy-ot-ik, ab-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i- /
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of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
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Also a·bi·ot·i·cal [ey-bahy-ot-i-kuhl, ab-ee-] /ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪ kəl, ˌæb i-/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM abiotica·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Scientific 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.
Other words from abioticabiosis noun (ā′bī-ō′sĭs)
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