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biogeography

(bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.

bi′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

biogeography

The study of the distribution of different species of organisms in differing geographic regions (ecosystems) and the factors that influenced that distribution.

biogeography

scientific study of the geographic distribution of living organisms.
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