Definitions for "Biotic Factor"
A living component of the environment which arises from and affects living organisms (distinct from physical factors). For example, the interaction between predators and prey is a biotic interaction.
( Ecol.).Any influence of living organisms. Usually restricted to the influence of animals including man. ( Cf.) Anthropogenic factors. ( BCFT modif.).
Environmental element that involves living organisms, e.g. parasites, predators, pathogens, competitors.