Biotope meaning

bīə-tōp
An area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.
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A small, uniform environment occupied by a community of organisms.
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A usually small or well-defined area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.
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A geographical area that has a uniform biological environment and a uniform distribution of plants and animals.
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(figuratively) A context where someone feels 'naturally' at home, such as their field of professional or scientific expertise.
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Origin of biotope

  • bio– Greek topos place

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek βίος (bios, “life”) + τόπος (topos, “place”).

    From Wiktionary