Taxonomy/Cells Vocabulary

Abiotic Factor

a nonliving condition or thing, as climate or habitat, that influences or affects an ecosystem and the organisms in it: Abiotic factors can determine which species of organisms will survive in a given environment.

Biotic Factor

a living thing, as an animal or plant, thatinfluences or affects an ecosystem


a system, or a group of interconnected elements,formed by the interaction of a community oforganisms with their environment.


the natural environment of an organism; placethat is natural for the life and growth of anorganism


a form of life considered as an entity; an animal,plant, fungus, protistan, or moneran.



  1. the assemblage of a specific type of organismliving in a given area.
  2. all the individuals of one species in a givenarea.


Ecology. an assemblage of interacting populationsoccupying a given area.


one of the groups or classes into which thingsmay be or have been classifed.


Biology. the science dealing with the description,identification, naming, and classification oforganisms.