all living organisms

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A system that includes all living organisms (biotic factors) in an area as well as its physical environment (abiotic factors) functioning together as a unit.

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A system that includes all living organisms (biotic factors) in an area as well as its physical environment (abiotic factors) functioning together as a unit.SupplementAn ecosystem is made up of plants, animals, microorganisms, soil, rocks, minerals, water sources and the local atmosphere interacting with one another.Word origin: coined in 1930 by Roy Clapham, to denote the physical and biological components of an environment considered in relation to each other as a unit.Related phrases: ecosystem model, ecosystem ecology, ecosystem diversity.See also: biotic factor, abiotic factor, ecology.Please contribute to this project, if you have morenoun, plural: biotic factorsA factor created by a living thing or any living component within an environment in which the action of the organism affects the life of another organism, for example a predator consuming its prey.SupplementBiotic factors are factors resulting from the activities of a living thing or any living component in an environment, such as the actions of an organism affecting the life of anothers organism.For instance, in a quails environment, the biotic factors are the living elements of the environment such as the quails prey like insects, seeds, etc. and the quails predators like coyotesWord origin: biotic: Gk bitiks of, pertaining to life; factor: late ME facto(u)r < L factor maker, perpetrator.Compare:abiotic factor.Definitionnoun, plural: abiotic factorsA non-living chemical or physi

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