adjective Date: circa 1893 not biotic ; abiological <
the abiotic environment
abiotically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • abiotic —   lit. not from living things. In physical geography, used to describe non living components of an environment such as rock or water …   Geography glossary

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