microenvironment


mi·cro·en·vi·ron·ment

noun \-in-ˈvī-rən-mənt, -ˈvī(-ə)rn-\

Definition of MICROENVIRONMENT

:  a small or relatively small usually distinctly specialized and effectively isolated habitat (as a forest canopy) or environment (as of a neuron)
mi·cro·en·vi·ron·men·tal \-ˌvī-rən-ˈmen-təl\ adjective

First Known Use of MICROENVIRONMENT

1931

mi·cro·en·vi·ron·ment

noun \-in-ˈvī-rən-mənt, -ˈvī(-ə)rn-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MICROENVIRONMENT

: a small or relatively small usually distinctly specialized and effectively isolated habitat or environment (as of a nerve cell)—see microhabitat
mi·cro·en·vi·ron·men·tal \-ˌvī-rən-ˈment-əl\ adjective

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