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microenvironment

[mahy-kroh-en-vahy-ern-muh nt, -vahy-ruh n-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˈvaɪ ərn mənt, -ˈvaɪ rən-/
noun
1.
the environment of a small area or of a particular organism; microhabitat.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; micro- + environment
Related forms
microenvironmental
[mahy-kroh-en-vahy-ern-men-tl, -vahy-ruh n-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˌvaɪ ərnˈmɛn tl, -ˌvaɪ rən-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for micro environment

microenvironment

/ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt/
noun
1.
(ecology) the environment of a small area, such as that around a leaf or plant
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micro environment in Science
microenvironment
  (mī'krō-ěn-vī'rən-mənt)   
The environment of a very small, specific area, distinguished from its immediate surroundings by such factors as the amount of incident light, the degree of moisture, and the range of temperatures. The side of a tree that is shaded from sunlight is a microenvironment that typically supports a somewhat different community of organisms than is found on the side that receives regular light. Also called microhabitat.
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