Definition of biotic in English:



  • Relating to or resulting from living organisms.

    ‘biotic interactions’
    • ‘The biotic diversity of the grasslands has historically supported a diverse assemblage of species.’
    • ‘Was survival of the various clades through various biotic crises just a matter of luck?’
    • ‘In addition to their role in plant defence, both genes are involved in the plant response to the environment and their expression is regulated by biotic and abiotic agents.’
    • ‘Finally, lawn chemical companies build on and reinforce the sense of lawn management as a bridge to the biotic, nonhuman, natural world.’
    • ‘Living organisms function in the context of the abiotic and biotic worlds.’
    • ‘And how have we put our particular gifts to use in our biotic community here on planet Earth?’
    • ‘Numerous interacting abiotic and biotic factors have profound effects on nest sites and incubating females.’
    • ‘The effectiveness of exclusion through pore size is relatively easy to demonstrate for biotic pollinators by direct observation.’
    • ‘Certain types of ecosystems and biotic communities, such as tropical rain forests and wetlands, might completely disappear.’
    • ‘The ultimate expression of the code is dependent on the specific biotic and abiotic environment in which cells and organs find themselves as they develop and grow.’
    • ‘His study of the deep environmental history of the continent is complemented by his study of the physiology of biotic communities.’
    • ‘Adequate measures were taken to protect the plants from biotic and abiotic stresses that may influence lignin biosynthesis.’
    • ‘Aquatic ecologists have emphasized the role of biotic interactions on body size distributions.’
    • ‘Manipulative experiments have provided some key insights into the abiotic and biotic forces influencing community structure.’
    • ‘The focus of the meeting was to examine crosstalk induced by both biotic and abiotic stresses, and in response to essential natural environmental variables such as light.’
    • ‘The organism or biotic factor is essentially vegetation and is the summation of the plant matter reaching the soil.’
    • ‘There is little evidence of equilibrium in many natural systems, the environment is always changing and abiotic and biotic evolution is part of that change.’
    • ‘The approach is from the community level, highlighting physical and biotic interactions at varying spatial scales.’
    • ‘Development of models of intraspecific body size variation incorporating abiotic and biotic factors would be useful.’
    • ‘These improvised sacred symbols place the trees and the entire local biotic community at the center of the sacral yearning that has brought us here.’
    living, live, animate, biological, natural
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Mid 19th century: from French biotique, or via late Latin from Greek biōtikos, from bios ‘life’.