ecozone

[ ek-oh-zohn, ee-koh ]
/ ˈɛk oʊˌzoʊn, ˈi koʊ /

noun Ecology.

a division of the earth’s land surface that is distinguished by the evolutionary histories and distribution patterns of its life forms: an ecozone is such a broad realm that it may include several different biomes: a terrestrial ecozone that spans the southern regions of Canada’s Prairie Provinces.

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Also called bi·o·ge·o·graph·i·cal realm [bahy-uh-jee-uh-graf-i-kuhl relm] /ˌbaɪ əˌdʒi əˈgræf ɪ kəl ˌrɛlm/ .

Origin of ecozone

First recorded in 1970–75; eco- + zone
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