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abiotic

[ ey-bahy-ot-ik, ab-ee- ]
/ ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i- /
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adjective

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-/ .

Origin of abiotic

a·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for abiotic

abiotic
[ ā′bī-ŏtĭk ]

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.
abiosis noun (ā′bī-ōsĭs)
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