biotic factor

noun Ecology.

a living thing, as an animal or plant, that influences or affects an ecosystem: How do humans affect other biotic factors? Weather is not a biotic factor because it is not alive.

Nearby words

  1. biotechnology,
  2. biotelemetry,
  3. bioterrorism,
  4. biotherapy,
  5. biotic,
  6. biotic potential,
  7. biotin,
  8. biotinide,
  9. biotite,
  10. biotope Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019