biotic potential


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

Example Sentences

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

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Word History

First Known Use

1928, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biotic potential was in 1928

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“Biotic potential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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