biodiversity[-də vʉr′sə tē, -dī-]
- The definition of biodiversity refers to the amount of diversity between different plants, animals and other species in a given habitat at a particular time.
The different varieties and types of animals and plants that live in the ocean is an example of biodiversity.
diversity, or variety, in the living things in a particular area, region, etc. at a particular time
- The number and variety of species found within a specified geographic region.
- The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.