Abiotic

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Description

Chemical and physical factors in the environment that are not living but have a direct affect on life. Abiotic influences include light, sound, temperature, humidity, and pressure, as well as the chemical compositions of air, water, soil, and food. These conditions determine whether an environment is conducive to life.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Abiotisch (Deut.); abiĆ³tico (Port.)

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