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.
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