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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or having to do with life or living organisms.
  • adjective Produced or caused by living organisms.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as biotical.
  • Pertaining to or treating of a biota, or the combined fauna and flora of a region or period: as, a biotic publication; a biotic region.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Relating to life.
  • adjective produced by or caused by living things.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to living organisms

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably Greek biōtikos, from biōtos, life, from bioun, to live, from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek βιωτικός (biōtikos, "of life"), from βίος (bios, "life").

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