bio·​tope | \ ˈbī-ə-ˌtōp How to pronounce biotope (audio) \

Definition of biotope

: a region uniform in environmental conditions and in its populations of animals and plants for which it is the habitat

Examples of biotope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And a century-plus seclusion from the world outside has turned the park into a fragile biotope with unique plants and animals that need protection. Raf Casert, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Mar. 2021 The French government has gradually acknowledged its responsibility in disrupting French Polynesia’s biotope and failing to properly dismantle the testing sites. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of biotope

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biotope

bi- entry 2 + Greek topos place

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“Biotope.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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