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 biology and ecology abiotic components or abiotic factors are those non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. They and phenomena associated with them underpin all biology. An ecosystem's abiotic factors may be classified via "SWATS".
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