Abiosis



the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.
noun
absence of life

abiosis a·bi·o·sis (ā’bī-ō’sĭs)
n.

Absence of life.

See abiotrophy.

a’bi·ot’ic (-ŏt’ĭk) adj.
abiotic
(ā’bī-ŏt’ĭk)
Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic.

abiosis noun (ā’bī-ō’sĭs)

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    of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms. adj. “without life,” 1870, from a- (3) + biotic. abiotic (ā’bī-ŏt’ĭk) Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic. abiosis noun (ā’bī-ō’sĭs)

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  • Abiotically

    of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms. adj. “without life,” 1870, from a- (3) + biotic. abiotic (ā’bī-ŏt’ĭk) Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic. abiosis noun (ā’bī-ō’sĭs)

  • Abiotrophy

    the loss of vitality in or the degeneration of certain cells or tissues, as in the aging process. noun the progressive degeneration of tissues, cells, etc abiotrophy a·bi·ot·ro·phy (ā’bī-ŏt’rə-fē) n. Premature loss of vitality or degeneration of cells or tissues, especially when due to genetic causes. A hereditary degenerative disease. Also called abiosis.



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