life zone


: a region characterized by specific plants and animals

Examples of life zone in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walnut Canyon is packed top to bottom with life zones and microhabitats highlighting cactus and agave growing just footsteps from Douglas fir and ponderosa pine. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 4 Jan. 2024 The 27 miles take me up 6,000 feet through four distinct life zones—desert, grasslands, woodlands, and forest. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of life zone was in 1866

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Cite this Entry

“Life zone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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