Biotic definition

bī-ŏtĭk
A mode of living.

Endobiotic.

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Of life or living things, or caused by living organisms.
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Consisting of living organisms. An ecosystem is made up of a biotic community (all of the naturally occurring organisms within the system) together with the physical environment.
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Of or having a (specified) way of living.

Photobiotic.

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Relating to or having to do with life or living organisms.
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Produced or caused by living organisms.
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Of or having to do with life or living organisms.
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Produced or caused by living organisms.
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Associated with or derived from living organisms. The biotic factors in an environment include the organisms themselves as well as such items as predation, competition for food resources, and symbiotic relationships.
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The definition of biotic is something related to living things.

An example of biotic is breathing.

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Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms.
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Used to form adjectives describing a method of living.
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Used to form nouns describing organisms having a specified method of living.
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Origin of biotic

  • Probably Greek biōtikos from biōtos life from bioun to live from bios life gwei- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably New Latin -biōticus from Greek biōtikos biotic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βιωτικός (biōtikos, “of life”), from βίος (bios, “life”).

    From Wiktionary