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bi·o·tope

(bī'ō-tōp),
The smallest geographic area providing uniform conditions for life; the physical part of an ecosystem.
[G. bios, life, + topos, place]

biotope

[bī′ətōp]
Etymology: Gk, bios + topos, place
a specific biological habitat or site.

biotope

The smallest ecosystem, which is characterised by homogeneity of the environmental conditions and types of organisms.

bi·o·tope

(bī'ō-tōp)
The smallest geographic area providing uniform conditions for life; the physical part of an ecosystem.
[G. bios, life, + topos, place]

biotope

a whole or part of any habitat defined by the dominant organisms which live in it; for example, heather moor.

biotope

an area of land surface that provides uniform conditions over its entire surface for animal and plant life.