bi·​ome | \ˈbī-ˌōm \

Definition of biome 

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

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This season is a collision of worlds, blasting together items and biomes from across time and space and scattering them across the map. Julie Muncy, WIRED, "Fortnite Season 5 Is Here, and the Rest of the Week in Games," 13 July 2018 But that doesn’t quite cover Flaherty’s unique role in the biome of Boston medicine. Eric Boodman, STAT, "It’s not ‘all in your head’: When other doctors give up on patients, a boundary-breaking neurologist treats them," 19 June 2018 This would explain the references to fixing the climate control program, the sun being in impossible places in the sky, and how different terrestrial biomes can exist so close together. Meagan Fredette,, "This Westworld Theory Points Out A Major Connection To The Truman Show," 17 June 2018 The Indianapolis Zoo will open a new exhibit Saturday in its Oceans biome area, where caretakers will tell visitors about how its inhabitants love to swim and dive. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "New Macaque monkeys at Indianapolis Zoo known for swimming, diving and photo-bombing," 22 May 2018 How to Score Nature The symphony covers five movements, starting with seas and progressing through shore, land, mountains, and sky biomes. National Geographic, "How to Create a Music Score for Our Planet," 19 Apr. 2018 The game's procedurally generated levels now transition between three different biomes, with more obstacles and background decorations. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "The state of iOS game development, according to the creators of Alto’s Odyssey," 25 Feb. 2018 No matter the biome, the species, the awe-inspiring meteorological experience, people have been there, done that. P.k. French, WIRED, "How One Strange Rock Made Our World A Bit More Otherworldly," 26 Mar. 2018 For outdoor enthusiasts who relish exploring new biomes, the mountain ranges of Chula Vista, Calif., offer hiking, biking, fishing and skydiving. Barbara Zaragoza,, "Be inspired by Olympic hopefuls on a weekend escape to Chula Vista," 6 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of biome

1916, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biome

bi- entry 2 + -ome

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bi·​ome | \ˈbī-ˌōm \

Kids Definition of biome

: a major type of community of distinctive plants and animals living together in a particular climate and physical environment

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