abiotic

adjective
abi·​ot·​ic | \ˌā-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-tik \

Definition of abiotic 

: not biotic : abiological the abiotic environment

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Other Words from abiotic

abiotically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Six-part series includes topics on: The cell and structure of a plant, mineral nutrition and photosynthesis, respiration and metabolism, Inorganic nutrients and hormones, Plant babies, Cell death, biotic and abiotic stress. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Home and Garden events Jan. 14," 11 Jan. 2018 Six-part series includes topics on: the cell and structure of a plant, mineral nutrition and photosynthesis, respiration and metabolism, inorganic nutrients and hormones, plant babies, cell death, biotic and abiotic stress. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Home and Garden events Dec. 24," 21 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of abiotic

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for abiotic

a- entry 2 + biotic

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The first known use of abiotic was in 1870

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abiotic

adjective
abi·​ot·​ic | \ˌā-(ˌ)bi-ˈät-ik \

Medical Definition of abiotic 

: not biotic : abiological the abiotic environment

Other Words from abiotic

abiotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)le \ adverb

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