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Biotic describes a living or once living component of a community; for example organisms, such as plants and animals.
Biotic may refer to:
- Life, the condition of living organisms,
- Biology, the study of life,
- Biotic material, which is derived from living organisms,
- Biotic components in ecology,
- Biotic potential, an organism's reproductive capacity
- Biotic community, all the interacting organisms living together in a specific habitat
- Biotic energy, a vital force theorized by biochemist Benjamin Moore
Biotic may also refer to:
- Biotic Baking Brigade, an unofficial group of pie-throwing activists.
- Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients that stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria in the digestive system.
- Probiotics consist of a live culture of bacteria that inhibit or interfere with colonization by microbial pathogens
- Synbiotics refer to nutritional supplements combining probiotics and prebiotics.
- Postbiotics are the probiotic metabolic products that stimulate the growth and/or activity of bacteria in the digestive system.
- Antibiotics are agents that either kills bacteria or inhibits their growth.
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