Meaning of BIOTIC in English

BIOTIC

I. (ˈ)bī|äd.]ik, -ät], ]ēk also bēˈä- adjective

also bi·ot·i·cal ]ə̇kəl, ]ēk-\

Etymology: biotic from Greek biōtikos of life, from biōtos livable, worth living (from bioun to live, from bios life) + -ikos -ic; biotical from Greek biōtikos + English -al

: of or relating to life : biologic

a biotic community

: induced or caused by the action of living beings

biotic alteration of a habitat

II. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening

: antibiotic

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