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abiotic

[ ey-bahy-ot-ik, ab-ee- ]
/ 藢e瑟 ba瑟藞蓲t 瑟k, 藢忙b i- /
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adjective
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.

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Also a路bi路ot路i路cal [ey-bahy-ot-i-kuhl, ab-ee-] /藢e瑟 ba瑟藞蓲t 瑟 k蓹l, 藢忙b i-/ .

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OTHER WORDS FROM abiotic

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

abiotic
[ 膩鈥瞓墨-艔t沫k ]

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 abiotic

abiosis noun (膩鈥瞓墨-艒s沫s)
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