Adjective "abiotic" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Physical rather than biological; not derived from living organisms.
  1. 'Perturbations of photosynthetic metabolism can be induced by many biotic and abiotic factors.'
  2. 'Ecosystems are functional units of interacting abiotic, biotic, and cultural components.'
  3. 'Living organisms function in the context of the abiotic and biotic worlds.'
  4. 'For insects on plants, demes may evolve in response to local abiotic features, rather than to the natal host plant.'
  5. 'Reactive oxygen species are generated under various biotic and abiotic stresses, and trigger cell death.'
  6. 'soils are seldom completely abiotic'
  7. 'We know certain principles, which can be proven experimentally, to be universal, from the standpoint of the assumption that the universe was abiotic - not a living universe.'
  8. 'As you know, the planet was originally considered to be abiotic, by some people.'


1. of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.

More examples(as adjective)

"factors can be abiotic."