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biotic

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adjective bi·ot·ic \bī-ˈä-tik\

Definition of biotic

  1. :  of, relating to, or caused by living organisms <biotic diversity>



Origin and Etymology of biotic

Greek biōtikos, from bioun


First Known Use: 1868


-biotic

adjective combining form bi·ot·ic

Definition of -biotic

  1. :  having a (specified) mode of life <endobiotic>



Origin and Etymology of -biotic

probably from New Latin -bioticus, from Greek biōtikos


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biotic

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adjective bi·ot·ic \bī-ˈät-ik\

Medical Definition of biotic

  1. :  of or relating to life; especially :  caused or produced by living beings




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