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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

OTHER WORDS FROM 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.

Other words from abiotic

abiosis noun (ā′bī-ōsĭs)
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