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David

Darling

abiotic

Abiotic means non-biological in origin; devoid of life; inanimate. It is said especially of environments or environmental factors. See also abiogenesis.

 

Abiotic factors are non-living factors, beneficial or otherwise, that exist in the environment of living things. They include, for example, the atmosphere, climate, geology, ambient temperatures, and light levels of the surroundings.