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abiosis

[ey-bahy-oh-sis, ab-ee-] /ˌeɪ baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæb i-/
noun
1.
the absence or lack of life; a nonviable state.
Origin
a-6 + -biosis
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British Dictionary definitions for abiosis

abiosis

/ˌeɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
absence of life
Derived Forms
abiotic (ˌeɪbaɪˈɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from a-1 + Greek biōsis a way of living
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abiosis in Medicine

abiosis a·bi·o·sis (ā'bī-ō'sĭs)
n.

  1. Absence of life.

  2. See abiotrophy.


a'bi·ot'ic (-ŏt'ĭk) adj.
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abiosis in Science
abiotic
  (ā'bī-ŏt'ĭk)   
Not associated with or derived from living organisms. Abiotic factors in an environment include such items as sunlight, temperature, wind patterns, and precipitation. Compare biotic.

abiosis noun (ā'bī-ō'sĭs)
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