Definitions for abioticˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a•bi•ot•icˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-(adj.)
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
Origin of abiotic:
Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter.
tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic.
Origin: * First attested in 1874.
In ecology and biology, abiotic components are non-living chemical and physical factors in the environment, which affect ecosystems. Abiotic phenomena underlie all of biology. The abiotic factors of an ecosystem can be listed through SWATS: Soil, Water, Air, Temperature, and Sunlight.
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