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Abiotic Adj. [ Biology - Ecology ]
Synonym: Inorganic

Dictionary of botanic terminology - index of names

     
  The word abiotic (some times called inorganic) means devoid of life, non-living, not caused by or resulting from the activity of living organisms ( For example, abiotic disease ) usually applied to environmental features.  
     
In ecology an ecosystem involves interactions between abiotic and biotic factors.
(For instance climate is an abiotic component of the ecosystems other examples of nonliving physical and chemical factors in the environment are: air, temperature, water, sunlight, land formations, rock, soil (excluding microbes), pH, nutrient levels. etc.)
     

 

 

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