biotic

biotic "pertaining to life," 1847, in the medical sense, from L. bioticus, from Gk. biotikos "pertaining to life," from bios "life" (see BIO- (Cf. bio-)). Biotic factor was in use by 1907. Related: Biotical.

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  • -biotic — [bī ät′ik, bēät′ik] combining form forming adjectives of or having a (specified) way of living [photobiotic] * * * biotic suff. A mode of living: endobiotic.   [Probably New Latin biōticus, from Greek biōtikos. See …   Universalium

  • Biotic — Bi*ot ic, a. [Gr. biwtiko s pert. to life.] 1. (Biol.) Relating to life; as, the biotic principle. [1913 Webster] 2. produced by or caused by living things. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • biotic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to living things and the effect they have on each other. ORIGIN Greek bi tikos, from bios life …   English terms dictionary

  • -biotic — [bī ät′ik, bēät′ik] combining form forming adjectives of or having a (specified) way of living [photobiotic] …   English World dictionary

  • biotic — [bī ät′ik] adj. [Gr biōtikos < bios: see BIO ] of life or living things, or caused by living organisms: sometimes biotical …   English World dictionary

  • biotic — adjective Etymology: Greek biōtikos, from bioun Date: 1868 of, relating to, or caused by living organisms < biotic diversity > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • -biotic — (ˌ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective combining form Etymology: probably from New Latin bioticus, from Greek biōtikos 1. : relating to life : life antibiotic 2. : having a (specified) mode of life aero …   Useful english dictionary

  • -biotic — adjective combining form Etymology: probably from New Latin bioticus, from Greek biōtikos having a (specified) mode of life < endobiotic > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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