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


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