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Not produced by living organisms.

a′bi·o·gen′i·cal·ly adv.


(Biology) another word for abiogenetic
ˈabioˌgenically adv


(ˌeɪ baɪ oʊˈdʒɛn ɪk, ˌæb i oʊ-)

not resulting from the activity of living organisms.
a`bi•o•gen′i•cal•ly, adv.
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Trocellier, Se, As, Mo, Ag, Cd, In, Sb, Pt, Au, Tl, Re Traces in Biogenic and Abiogenic Sulfides from Black Shales (Selwyn Basin, Yukon territories, Canada): a Nuclear Microprobe Study, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, 210, 441 (2003).
Members of the family Ostreidae Rafinesque, 1815 are among the sessile marine invertebrates that live on a variety of abiogenic and biogenic substrates (Slack-Smith, 1998; Fernandez-Leborans, 2010).
2011) for biogenic and abiogenic radiaxial-fibrous and fascicular optic-fibrous calcite.
A conceptual model for near-surface kinetic controls on the trace-element and stable isotope composition of abiogenic calcite crystals.
Based on biogenic and abiogenic components and texture, there are 12 microfacies in the carbonate facies, those are grouped into three depositional environments corresponding to the inner, middle and outer shelf.
Moreover, the long water residence time, thermal stability of the water column, and high abiogenic turbidity increase the probability that dominance of filamentous cyanobacteria will occur (Scheffer, 1998), this being a characteristic environmental condition of the reservoirs in the semi-arid region of Rio Grande do Norte.