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microhabitat

[mahy-kroh-hab-i-tat] /ˌmaɪ kroʊˈhæb ɪˌtæt/
noun
1.
an extremely localized, small-scale environment, as a tree stump or a dead animal.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; micro- + habitat
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Examples for microhabitat
  • microhabitat measurements and occupancy data were recorded for each tag.
  • microhabitat variables described the vegetative structure, tended to vary within a stand, and required measurements in the field.
  • Habitat suitability criteria for fish were developed from detailed fish-community sampling and microhabitat observations.
  • Typical adult microhabitat consists of deep, nearshore pools adjacent to swifter riffles and runs.
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microhabitat

/ˌmaɪkrəʊˈhæbɪtæt/
noun
1.
(ecology) the smallest part of the environment that supports a distinct flora and fauna, such as a fallen log in a forest
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microhabitat in Science
microhabitat
  (mī'krō-hāb'ĭ-tāt')   
See microenvironment.
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