noun bi·ome \ˈbī-ˌōm\

Definition of BIOME

:  a major ecological community type (as tropical rain forest, grassland, or desert)

Origin of BIOME

2bi- + -ome
First Known Use: 1916

Other Ecology Terms

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


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