Bio-tope

biotope

[bahy-uh-tohp]
noun Ecology.
a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components, as a tidal pool or a forest canopy.

Origin:
1925–30; < German Biotop, equivalent to bio- bio- + Greek tópos place

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biotope (ˈbaɪəˌtəʊp)
 
n
ecology a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
 
[C20: from bio- + Greek topos place]

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biotope bi·o·tope (bī'ə-tōp')
n.
A geographical area uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of biota.

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biotope   (bī'ə-tōp')  Pronunciation Key 
A usually small or well-defined area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.
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