biomass


bio·mass

noun \ˈbī-ō-ˌmas\

Definition of BIOMASS

1
:  the amount of living matter (as in a unit area or volume of habitat)
2
:  plant materials and animal waste used especially as a source of fuel

First Known Use of BIOMASS

1934

Other Ecology Terms

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

bio·mass

noun \-ˌmas\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIOMASS

: the amount of living matter (as in a unit area or volume of habitat)

biomass

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Weight or total quantity of living organisms of one animal or plant species (species biomass) or of all the species in the community (community biomass), commonly referred to as a unit area or volume of the habitat. The biomass in an area at a given moment is the standing crop.

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