biotope

noun
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 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, "Shutting down North Korea’s test site is not as easy as it looks. Ask France, Britain and the U.S.," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotope. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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