Definition of biotic in English:


Line breaks: bi¦ot¦ic
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈɒtɪk


  • Relating to or resulting from living organisms: biotic interactions
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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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