Definition of biome
: a major ecological community type (such as tropical rain forest, grassland, or desert)
Recent Examples of biome from the Web
As part of the community's award-winning model, all water is recycled on site, the complex is car-free, and the community grows its own vegetables between 11 biome greenhouses.
In 1980, the National Science Foundation (NSF) launched the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) program to study ecological phenomena over long periods of time at sites representing a diverse range of biomes.
The video continues to touch on the Martian climate, lack of a micro biome (which would make future Martians incapable of living on Earth), and even future possibilities of terraforming the planet.
When compared to lush biomes like rainforests, the desert has long persisted in the popular imagination as remote, barren and inhabitable, Austin says.
One is a boat ride, touring through the planet’s unique biomes.
Whereas Earth hosts a wide diversity of biomes, the planets of Star Wars boast far fewer climates and topographies.
Minecraft creator Notch, or Markus Persson as his grandma calls him, has released a video of the new biomes feature that’s coming in the forthcoming Halloween patch for the sandbox title.
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Origin and Etymology of biome
2bi- + -ome
First Known Use: 1916See Words from the same year
BIOME Defined for Kids
Definition of biome for Students
: a major type of community of distinctive plants and animals living together in a particular climate and physical environment
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