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ecoregion

/ˈiːkəʊˌriːdʒən/
noun
1.
an area defined by its environmental conditions, esp climate, landforms, and soil characteristics
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Contemporary definitions for ecoregion
noun

an area defined by environmental conditions and natural features; a region defined by its ecology

Examples

Ecoregions contain many landscapes with different spatial patterns of ecosystems.

Word Origin

1962; blend of ecology + region

Usage Note

ecoregional, adj

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