microhabitat

[mahy-kroh-hab-i-tat]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. micrography,
  2. microgravity,
  3. microgreens ,
  4. microgroove,
  5. microgyria,
  6. microhepatia,
  7. microinch,
  8. microincision,
  9. microinject,
  10. microinjection

Origin of microhabitat

First recorded in 1930–35; micro- + habitat

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British Dictionary definitions for microhabitat

microhabitat

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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Science definitions for microhabitat

microhabitat

[mī′krō-hăbĭ-tăt′]

See microenvironment.
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