[ey-bahy-ot-ik or ey-bahy-ot-i-kuh l; ab-ee-]
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
Origin of abiotic
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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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