biotic potential

noun

Definition of biotic potential

: the inherent capacity of an organism or species to reproduce and survive

Examples of biotic potential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mononymous Jack, meanwhile, has her biotic potential enhanced through surgeries and experimentation by the Cerberus organization. Eirik Gumeny, Wired, 31 Aug. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'biotic potential.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of biotic potential

1928, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About biotic potential

Time Traveler for biotic potential

Time Traveler

The first known use of biotic potential was in 1928

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near biotic potential

biotic formation

biotic potential

biotic province

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for biotic potential

Cite this Entry

“Biotic potential.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotic%20potential. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on biotic potential

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about biotic potential

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!