|1.||the atmospheric conditions affecting an individual or a small group of organisms, esp when they differ from the climate of the rest of the community|
|2.||the entire environment of an individual or small group of organisms|
|microclimate (mī'krō-klī'mĭt) Pronunciation Key
The climate of a small, specific place within a larger area. An area as small as a yard or park can have several different microclimates depending on how much sunlight, shade, or exposure to the wind there is at a particular spot. Compare macroclimate.