- The definition of a microenvironment is a small area where organisms live or the area immediately surrounding organisms.
An example of a microenvironment is a small ant colony in the sand.
microenvironment definition by Webster's New World
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the environmental conditions of a relatively small, localized area, esp. of a microhabitat
microenvironment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The environment of a very small, specific area.
microenvironment - Science Definition
The environment of a very small, specific area, distinguished from its immediate surroundings by such factors as the amount of incident light, the degree of moisture, and the range of temperatures. The side of a tree that is shaded from sunlight is a microenvironment that typically supports a somewhat different community of organisms than is found on the side that receives regular light. Also called microhabitat.