Definition of biotic in English:


Syllabification: bi·ot·ic
Pronunciation: /bīˈätik


  • Of, relating to, or resulting from living things, especially in their ecological relations: the preservation of biotic diversity
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    • The organism or biotic factor is essentially vegetation and is the summation of the plant matter reaching the soil.
    • Manipulative experiments have provided some key insights into the abiotic and biotic forces influencing community structure.
    • Living organisms function in the context of the abiotic and biotic worlds.


mid 19th century: from French biotique, or via late Latin from Greek biōtikos, from bios 'life'.

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