microhabitat

noun mi·cro·hab·i·tat \ ˌmī-krō-ˈha-bə-ˌtat \

Definition of microhabitat

: the microenvironment in which an organism lives
  • decaying wood creates a microhabitat for insects

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First Known Use of microhabitat

1931


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microhabitat

noun mi·cro·hab·i·tat \ ˌmī-krō-ˈhab-ə-ˌtat \

medical Definition of microhabitat

: the microenvironment in which an organism lives
  • the kidneys, heart, and sinuses are the usual microhabitats of the sporocysts of the schistosome

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