Definition of abiotic in English:


Syllabification: a·bi·ot·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌābīˈätik


  • 1Physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
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    • Water is obviously a crucial and highly variable abiotic factor for every living organism.
    • This is distinct from the notion of selection deriving from pressures exerted by the biotic and abiotic environment inhabited by the organism.
    • For insects on plants, demes may evolve in response to local abiotic features, rather than to the natal host plant.
  • 1.1Devoid of life; sterile.
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    • We know certain principles, which can be proven experimentally, to be universal, from the standpoint of the assumption that the universe was abiotic - not a living universe.
    • There is no reason to declare that Mars has been abiotic throughout its history.
    • As you know, the planet was originally considered to be abiotic, by some people.

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