microhabitat

[ mahy-kroh-hab-i-tat ]
/ ˌmaɪ kroʊˈhæb ɪˌtæt /

noun

an extremely localized, small-scale environment, as a tree stump or a dead animal.

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Origin of microhabitat

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + habitat
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British Dictionary definitions for microhabitat

microhabitat
/ (ˌmaɪkrəʊˈhæbɪtæt) /

noun

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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Scientific definitions for microhabitat

microhabitat
[ mī′krō-hăbĭ-tăt′ ]

See microenvironment.
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