bio·​re·​gion | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌrē-jən How to pronounce bioregion (audio) \

Definition of bioregion

: a region whose limits are naturally defined by topographic and biological features (such as mountain ranges and ecosystems)

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Other Words from bioregion

bioregional \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈrēj-​nəl How to pronounce bioregional (audio) , -​ˈrē-​jə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of bioregion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of the Cascadia bioregion, the sound teems with countless species of animals and plants. Clarissa Dawes, National Geographic, "How First Nations-led protests in Canada sparked a conservation movement," 11 Oct. 2020 Other potential bids from Cascadia (a bioregion in the Pacific Northwest) and Tokyo were put off until 2022 to secure funding; while Blacktown, Sydney in Australia was mooted as a potential host at an early stage of the process., "2020 CONIFA World Football Cup at Risk After Tournament Left Without Host," 20 Aug. 2019 PCBs have been found the world over—from the bed of the Hudson River to the fat of polar bears roaming the high Arctic—but never before in the creatures of the extreme deep, a bioregion about which science knows relatively little. Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic, "How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World," 4 Oct. 2017 Saint Francis (San Francisco) – the namesake of our bioregion – is the patron saint of animals and the environment. Peter Drekmeier, The Mercury News, "Commentary: California can revive San Francisco Bay-Delta estuary," 16 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of bioregion

1945, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioregion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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