microenvironment[mī′krō en vī′rən mənt]
- 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.
the environmental conditions of a relatively small, localized area, esp. of a microhabitat
- A small, often distinctive environment: microenvironments of the forest floor.
- The area directly surrounding an organism or part of an organism, especially when it differs from the larger environment: the tumor microenvironment.
- The immediate conditions or circumstances: a company's microenvironment.