[ bahy-uh-tohp ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌtoʊp /
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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Origin of biotope
1925–30; <German Biotop, equivalent to bio-bio- + Greek tópos place
Words nearby biotope
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British Dictionary definitions for biotope
/ (ˈbaɪəˌtəʊp) /
ecology a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
Word Origin for biotope
C20: from bio- + Greek topos place
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Medical definitions for biotope
[ bī′ə-tōp′ ]
A geographical area uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of biota.
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Scientific definitions for biotope
[ bī′ə-tōp′ ]
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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