Definition of Abiotic

1. Adjective. Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life; of inorganic matter. ¹



2. Adjective. tending to inhibit or destroy life; antibiotic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Abiotic

1. abiosis [adj] - See also: abiosis

Medical Definition of Abiotic

1. Refers to nonliving objects, substances or processes. (06 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Abiotic

abiogenetic
abiogenetical
abiogenetically
abiogenic
abiogenically
abiogenist
abiogenists
abiogenous
abiogeny
abiological
abiologically
abioses
abioseston
abiosestons
abiosis
abiotic (current term)
abiotic stress
abiotic transformation
abiotically
abiotrophic
abiotrophy
abiotrphies
abir
abiraterone
abirritant
abirritants
abirritate
abirritated
abirritates
abirritating

Literary usage of Abiotic

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1. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"abiotic NATURAL CONTROLS Many aspects of the physical environment exert a regulatory ... These abiotic factors include weather, topography, geography, ..."

2. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN BIOTIC AND abiotic COMPOUNDS The chemistry of carbon leads to extraordinary variations in the structures of organic ..."

3. The Quantitative Method in Biology by Julius MacLeod (1919)
"The abiotic chemical properties follow the ordinary rule. We know, for instance, that the composition of opium and many other animal and vegetable chemical ..."

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