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biodiversity

noun bio·di·ver·si·ty \-də-ˈvər-sə-tē, -dī-\

: the existence of many different kinds of plants and animals in an environment

Full Definition of BIODIVERSITY

:  biological diversity in an environment as indicated by numbers of different species of plants and animals
bio·di·verse \-dī-ˈvərs, -də-\ adjective

First Known Use of BIODIVERSITY

1985

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

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