- The definition of a biome is a regional or global land area that is characterized by the plants, animals and climate in that area.
An example of a biome is a desert which has plants and animals that live successfully with extreme heat and little or no rainfall.
biome definition by Webster's New World
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any of several major life zones of interrelated plants and animals determined by the climate, as deciduous forest or desert
Origin: ; from bi(o)- plush Modern Latin -oma, -oma
biome definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.
biome - Medical Definition
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The total complex of biotic communities occupying and characterizing a particular area or zone, such as a desert or deciduous forest.
biome - Science Definition
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes, typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation, include grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rainforest, and deciduous and coniferous forests. There are two basic aquatic biomes, freshwater and marine, which are sometimes further broken down into categories such as lakes and rivers or pelagic, benthic, and intertidal zones.