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biotic

[ bahy-ot-ik ]
/ baɪˈɒt ɪk /
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adjective
pertaining to life.

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Origin of biotic

1590–1600; <Greek biōtikós of, pertaining to life, equivalent to biō-, verbid stem of bioûn to live + -tikos-tic
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British Dictionary definitions for biotic

biotic
/ (baɪˈɒtɪk) /

adjective
of or relating to living organisms
(of a factor in an ecosystem) produced by the action of living organismsCompare edaphic

Word Origin for biotic

C17: from Greek biotikos, from bios life
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Medical definitions for biotic

biotic
[ bī-ŏtĭk ]

adj.
Relating to life or living organisms.
Produced or caused by living organisms.
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Scientific definitions for biotic

biotic
[ bī-ŏtĭk ]

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.
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