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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Schill noted that tardigrades had evolved to survive in particular microhabitats. Ben Guarino, ajc, "These animals can survive until the end of the Earth, astrophysicists say," 14 July 2017

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1931, in the meaning defined above

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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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