- pertaining to life.
Origin of biotic
Related Words for bioticbiological, nuclear, prime, living, primitive, necessary, integral, constitutional, primary, original, fundamental, essential, principal, anatomical, animate, basal, elemental, inherent, innate, live
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Historical Examples of biotic
The Tropical barrier separates the Tamaulipan and Veracruzian biotic provinces.The Recent Mammals of Tamaulipas, Mexico
Being euryphagous, crows exert a stabilizing influence on many kinds of prey and on the biotic community as a whole.
The major part of this biotic area lies within the Lower Sonoran Life-zone.
These birds are widely distributed and vary geographically without corresponding to the Biotic Provinces.
Biotic relations of the wood rat (Neotoma fuscipes) in the Berkeley Hills.American Weasels
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- of or relating to living organisms
- (of a factor in an ecosystem) produced by the action of living organismsCompare edaphic
Word Origin for biotic
Word Origin and History for biotic
"pertaining to life," 1847, in the medical sense, from Latin bioticus, from Greek biotikos "pertaining to life," from bios "life" (see bio-). Biotic factor was in use by 1907. Related: Biotical.
- Relating to life or living organisms.
- Produced or caused by living organisms.
- Consisting of living organisms. An ecosystem is made up of a biotic community (all of the naturally occurring organisms within the system) together with the physical environment.
- Associated with or derived from living organisms. The biotic factors in an environment include the organisms themselves as well as such items as predation, competition for food resources, and symbiotic relationships. Compare abiotic.