a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components, as a tidal pool or a forest canopy.
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British Dictionary definitions for biotope
ecology a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
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Scientific definitions for biotope
A usually small or well-defined area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.
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