abiotic

adjective
abi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌā-(ˌ)bī-ˈä-tik How to pronounce abiotic (audio) \

Definition of abiotic

: not biotic : abiological the abiotic environment

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Other Words from abiotic

abiotically \ ˌā-​(ˌ)bī-​ˈä-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce abiotically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of abiotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, Curiosity detected organic matter on Mars, but the rover lacks the tools to determine if those building blocks for life arose from ancient Martian biology or from abiotic Martian chemistry. Eva Botkin-kowacki, The Christian Science Monitor, "With Perseverance, NASA launches new stage in Mars exploration," 30 July 2020 If so, the problem is more likely to be with your an abiotic issue, such as soil nutrients, than with a living pest. oregonlive, "Kids, adults learn to grow vegetables at home with free online OSU courses," 7 May 2020 If so, the problem is more likely to be with your an abiotic issue, such as soil nutrients, than with a living pest. oregonlive, "Kids, adults learn to grow vegetables at home with free online OSU courses," 7 May 2020 If so, the problem is more likely to be with your an abiotic issue, such as soil nutrients, than with a living pest. oregonlive, "Kids, adults learn to grow vegetables at home with free online OSU courses," 7 May 2020 If so, the problem is more likely to be with your an abiotic issue, such as soil nutrients, than with a living pest. oregonlive, "Oregon’s free online vegetable gardening course draws in 18,000 people following stay-home orders," 2 Apr. 2020 Its creators hope to soon program the bot to measure young plant health, corn ear height, soybean pods, plant biomass as well as detect and identify diseases and abiotic stresses, according to the site. Rachael Lallensack, Smithsonian, "Five Roles Robots Will Play in the Future of Farming," 1 Oct. 2019 Learn the secrets Kent Phillips will teach these upcoming workshops: June 6 — Tomato diseases and abiotic (environmental) problems. 7 p.m. at Miller Branch library, 9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City. Mike Klingaman, baltimoresun.com, "How a Columbia gardener turns his tiny plot into a full-fledged feast," 4 June 2019 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

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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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9 Aug 2020

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“Abiotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abiotic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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abiotic

adjective
abi·​ot·​ic | \ ˌā-(ˌ)bi-ˈät-ik How to pronounce abiotic (audio) \

Medical Definition of abiotic

: not biotic : abiological the abiotic environment

Other Words from abiotic

abiotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)le How to pronounce abiotically (audio) \ adverb

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