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Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.
a′bi·o′sis (-ō′sĭs) n.
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absence of life
[C20: from a-1 + Greek biōsis a way of living]
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a state or condition in which life is absent. — abiotic, abiotical, adj.See also: Life
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