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Definition of the adjective Abiotic

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  1. Nonliving, inanimate, characterised by the absence of life.
  2. Of inorganic matter.


Abiotic a.k.a. Abiotic component: In biology and ecology, abiotic components or, abiotic factors, are non-living chemical and physical parts of the environment that affect living organisms and the functioning of ecosystems. Abiotic factors and phenomena associated with them underpin all biology.

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Google previewBioremediation of hazardous wastes (1995)

research, development, and field evaluations by Biosystems Technology Development Program

Losses attributable to abiotic means can be overlooked in field application of the technology, because limited questions can be successfully addressed at field scale. Discussions with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional ...

Google previewHandbook of Life Sciences

Non living Abiotic means a) Living c) Neutral b) Non living A community of organisms together with the nonliving parts of the community's environment is called a(n) a) Community c) Population b) Ecosystem d) Breeding group The ...

Google previewCreative Science Activities for Active Learners (2010)

by Robert Hoehn

Abiotic refers to nonliving things in the environment. Circle the nonliving things in the following list. ice slug hydrogen seed lizard sand alfalfa nitrogen clover leaf rock bacteria granite ant gravel fly grasshopper air water worm carbon dioxide 3.

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1921)

by Casey Albert Wood

The further questions as to whether the cataract is due to the direct action of the light upon the lens or upon the eye as a whole, and whether it is due to abiotic or thermic action are not so easily answered. Cramer, Stein and others believe that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science (2000)

by John F. Mongillo, Linda Zierdt-Warshaw

abiotic, A term used to describe the nonliving factors of the ENVIRONMENT, such as water, MINERALS, sunlight, temperature, and soil. ORGANISMS constantly interact with ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Microbiology (2009)

Phage Impact on Ecosystems While communities consist of assemblages of different species of organisms, ecosystems, and therefore ecosystem ecology, also takes into account abiotic components. Therefore, only within the context of ...

Google previewDictionary of Ecodesign (2010)

An Illustrated Reference by Ken Yeang, Lillian Woo

Abiotic components include chemicals that are present in soil, water and air, solar radiation, and various aspects of climate. These are the counterpart of the biotic portions of the ecosystem.

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Herpetological and Related Terminology (2005)

by D.C. Wareham

ABIOTIC See ABIOTIC FACTOR. ABIOTICFACTOR Any feature which is ecological or non-biological but which still plays an important role in an organism's environment such as temperature, humidity, light intensity ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Caves (2012)

by William B. White, David C. Culver

In most cases it is not clear whether individual species tolerate or select for some abiotic conditions. However, on a large scale, when compared to surface crustaceans, niphargids appear to be more tolerant to extreme values for most physical ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

abiotic The abiotic components of an ECOSYSTEM are those which are not living . These include mineral soil particles, water, atmospheric gases and inorganic salts; sometimes, simple organic substances that have resulted from excretion or ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

Abandonment Abatement Abiotic Resources Abrasion Abrasion Mode Abrasion Resistance.

Google previewEisler's Encyclopedia of Environmentally Hazardous Priority Chemicals (2007)

by Ronald Eisler

Abiotic. Materials. Mercury burdens in sediments and other nonbiological materials are estimated to have increased up to five times pre-human levels, primarily as a result of anthropogenic activities. Maximum increases are reported in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology (2016)

Biogeographic patterns, as we observe them today are driven by current environmental settings interacting with influences from past abiotic environments as well as the characteristics and evolutionary history of current and ancient biotas ...

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Scrabble value of A1B3I1O1T1I1C3

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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