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a·bi·ot·ic

 (ā′bī-ŏt′ĭk)
adj.
Nonliving: The abiotic factors of the environment include light, temperature, and atmospheric gases.

a′bi·o′sis (-ō′sĭs) n.
a′bi·ot′ic·al·ly adv.

a•bi•ot•ic

(ˌeɪ baɪˈɒt ɪk, ˌæb i-)

adj.
of or characterized by the absence of life or living organisms.
[1890–95]
a`bi•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.
Translations

abiotic

[ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk] ADJabiótico

abiotic

adj, abiotically
advabiotisch (spec), → unbelebt
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Astrobiologists also know methane can be produced abiotically via reactions between hot water and certain types of rock, for example.
Jones DL, Murphy DV, Khalid M, Ahmad W, Edwards-Jones G, DeLuca TH (2011) Short-term biochar-induced increase in soil C[O.sub.2] release is both biotically and abiotically mediated.
"People used to suggest that oxygen and organics being present together indicates life, but we produced them abiotically in multiple simulations," Chao He said.
Degradation of abiotically aged LDPE films containing pro-oxidant by bacterial consortium.
The molecules Cassini has detected may be produced abiotically -- without the involvement of life.
Corrinoids are able to dehalogenate organics abiotically [150, 151].
On the one hand, a biogenic or thermogenic origin seems most likely for most compounds investigated so far; on the other hand, one cannot exclude that some of the formate and aliphatic hydrocarbons form abiotically [13, 26-28, 30, 96].
Short-term biochar-induced increase in soil CO2 release is both biotically and abiotically mediated, Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43(8): 1723-1731.
(Cassini has previously detected methane, C[H.sub.4], but don't get too excited: The methane could be produced abiotically, no microbes required.) The new result will help astrobiologists understand the energy available to any potential organisms inside the moon.
Rajagopal, Degradation of abiotically aged LDPE films containing pro-oxidant by bacterial consortium.
"A key problem with the detection of extra-terrestrial life is that the origin of ancient rock structures can often be explained both biologically and abiotically - that is, they could have been created by a living organism or by some chemical or physical action.
"A key problem with the detection of extra-terrestrial life is that the origin of ancient rock structures can often be explained both biologically and abiotically - that is they could have been created by a living organism or by some chemical or physical action.