habitat

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hab·i·tat

noun \ˈha-bə-ˌtat\

: the place or type of place where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives or grows

Full Definition of HABITAT

1
a :  the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally or normally lives and grows
b :  the typical place of residence of a person or a group
c :  a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live under surrounding inhospitable conditions (as under the sea)
2
:  the place where something is commonly found

Examples of HABITAT

  1. <a forest in California is set aside to preserve the unique brushy, rugged habitat required by nesting California condors>

Origin of HABITAT

Latin, it inhabits, from habitare
First Known Use: 1796

Other Ecology Terms

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

hab·i·tat

noun \ˈhab-ə-ˌtat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HABITAT

1
: the place or environment where a plant or animal naturally occurs <the human pubic region is the natural habitat of the crab louse>
2
: a housing for a controlled physical environment in which people can live surrounded by inhospitable conditions (as under the sea)

habitat

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Place where an organism or a community of organisms lives, including all living and nonliving factors or conditions of the surrounding environment. A host organism inhabited by parasites is as much a habitat as a place on land such as a grove of trees or an aquatic locality such as a small pond. “Microhabitat” refers to the conditions and organisms in the immediate vicinity of a plant or animal.

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