bioregion

[ bahy-oh-ree-juh n ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌri dʒən /

noun

a place, locale, or area that constitutes a natural ecological community.

Origin of bioregion

First recorded in 1980–85; bio- + region

Related forms

bi·o·re·gion·al, adjective
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Science definitions for bioregion

bioregion

[ bīō-rē′jən ]

An area constituting a natural ecological community with characteristic flora, fauna, and environmental conditions and bounded by natural rather than artificial borders.
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