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Not associated with or derived from living organisms.

a′bi·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.


(Biology) not involving living organisms
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As we trace this record of life back in deep time, however, three important obstacles are encountered; 1) microorganisms lack sufficient morphologic complexity to be easily distinguished from each other and from certain abiologic microstructures, 2) the ancient rock record has been subjected to increased pressures and temperatures causing variable degradation of different types of microorganism, and 3) early habitats of life were dominated by hydrothermal processes that can generate abiologic organic microstructures.
2008, Iron isotopes constrain biologic and abiologic processes in banded iron formation genesis: Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta, v.