Definition of microenvironment
: a small or relatively small usually distinctly specialized and effectively isolated habitat (such as a forest canopy) or environment (as of a neuron)
microenvironmentalplay \-ˌvī-rən-ˈmen-təl\ adjective
Recent Examples of microenvironment from the Web
Understanding how cellular fitness is gained within the tumor microenvironment is key to understand cooperativity among cancer cells as a way to collective resilience to nutrient starvation and therapies.
This shows that although bacterial organisms come from common sources, each of the microenvironments somehow selects for distinct microbes, Gilbert said.
In more conventional experiments, ingredients are added to a test tube or vial only at the initial time point, and subsequent biological activity generates a constantly changing microenvironment.
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Medical Definition of microenvironment
: a small or relatively small usually distinctly specialized and effectively isolated habitat or environment (as of a nerve cell)—see microhabitat
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