, more autotropic, most autotropic
In botany and biology, a reference to the tendency to grow in a straight line, regardless of external factors or influences.
In botany, induced by growth rather than by external stimulus.
A reference to or relating to avionics or aviation electronics.
Characterized by not being contaminated by or associated with other foreign organisms: There are supposedly some axenic
cultures of microorganisms that exist without the presence of other organisms.
Some experimental animals are raised in axenic conditions so they can be used for special research projects.
A reference to being devoid of living organisms; without life: Biologists talk about an azoic
time when our Earth existed without any life on it.
Specifically, designating the Early Precambrian ("Archean") era, before life appeared on earth because the azoic rocks did not contain any signs of organic remains.
1. Without civilizing influences; uncivilized; primitive: "barbaric invaders".
2. Of, like, or befitting barbarians: "a barbaric empire; barbaric practices".
3. Marked by crudeness or lack of restraint in taste, style, or manner; such as, "barbaric decorations".
Describing information derived from the use of a barometer.
Relating to, or being a barotaxis.
, more barotropic, most barotropic
The atmospheric phenomena or science that deals with the study of the atmosphere and its density; especially, with weather forecasting.
Something which is facing, or viewed, on the side, toward the base.
1. Pertaining to the biogeographic realm of the ocean, or living in the depths of the ocean: The bathypelagic realm of the large open water areas of the world lies between the mesopalagic and the abyssopelagic layers at a deepness of roughly 1,000 to 4,000 meters (3,280 to 13,120 feet).
2. A reference to organisms living in the steep descent of the ocean bed from the abyssal zone to the continental shelf: Jack read about a scavenger that fed on the dead whales and squid in the midnight zone, or bathypelagic zone, of the sea where light does not penetrate.
benthic, benthonic (acjective) (not comparable)
1. Pertaining to the sea bed, river bed, or lake floor: The benthic
ecological region of a large deep body of water is located at the lowest level which is covered with a sediment surface and some sub-surface sediments layers.
2. Referring to organisms living on or in sea or lake bottoms: Many creatures, termed benthos, thrive in the benthonic
area including bacteria and fungi, as well as larger creatures like crustaceans and polychaetes.
Benthic also refers to the fauna living on the bottom, in contrast to the pelagic fauna, which live in the open oceans.
3. Etymology: A reference to benthos; from Greek, meaning "depth"; which designates the oceanic substratum.
Of, or pertaining to, derived from, or in accord with the Bible: There is a biblic learning and a biblic authority.