biotic

adjective bi·ot·ic \ bī-ˈä-tik \

Definition of biotic

: of, relating to, or caused by living organisms
  • biotic diversity

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Origin and Etymology of biotic

Greek biōtikos, from bioun


-biotic

adjective combining form

Definition of -biotic

: having a (specified) mode of life
  • endobiotic

Origin and Etymology of -biotic

probably from New Latin -bioticus, from Greek biōtikos


Medical Dictionary

biotic

adjective bi·ot·ic \ bī-ˈät-ik \

medical Definition of biotic

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


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