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biotic

 [bi-ot´ik]
1. pertaining to all plant and animal life or living organisms.
2. pertaining to the biota.

bi·ot·ic

(bī-ot'ik),
Pertaining to life.

biotic

/bi·ot·ic/ (bi-ot´ik)
1. pertaining to life or living matter.
2. pertaining to the biota.

biotic

(bī-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Of or having to do with life or living organisms.
2. Produced or caused by living organisms.

biotic

adjective Relating to, caused or produced by living things; relating to the biological aspects of an environment.

bi·ot·ic

(bī-ot'ik)
Pertaining to life.

biotic

1. pertaining to life or living organisms.
2. pertaining to the biota.

biotic community
the assemblage of living things, including animals, plants and bacteria, which inhabit a specific biotope.
biotic potential
the theoretical reproductive potential of a population when unimpeded by the environment.
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