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habitat

[hab′itat]
Etymology: L, habitare, to dwell
a natural environment where an organism, including a human being, may live and grow normally.

habitat

that part of the environment, for example, stream, meadowland, salt marsh, etc., which is occupied by an animal or plant.

habitat

the environment inhabited by a specific organism or animal.
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For years, we've urged all facility managers to take the prudent steps to ensure their occupants are not exposed to Legionella bacteria from cooling towers or other potential breeding grounds.
The breeding grounds of a number of native bird species such as skylarks and shrikes have sharply decreased over the past two decades, but several species imported from abroad originally as pets are becoming established in the wild, according to an interim report on bird habitats released Tuesday.
Whimbrels have left their breeding grounds in the Shetland Isles, Outer Hebrides and Iceland.
Malaria, yellow fever, and other diseases for which mosquitoes are the vector, used to be endemic in the South; mosquitoes have recently undergone an explosive population growth since their breeding grounds are now "protected" under federal law.
The contract is divided into six (6) areas Shipping Sales 1 supporting a breeding ground delivery sales;2 shell covered delivery sales.
From photos of handsome Frank Woodhull, a middle-aged transgender man detained and released in 1908, to Liberty as a racially contested hot butch, to genealogical celebrations of "breeder ties," Rand explores Ellis Island's history as a breeding ground for American sexual and racial fantasy.
Something as common as a central air-conditioner can become a breeding ground for mold, mildew, and other contaminants, the U.
Birds which use Tyneside cliffs as a breeding ground have had their homes safeguarded.
Whether it's the age of the region or the extreme weather conditions, the Northeast is a breeding ground for weirdos, and by weirdos I mean skaters.
E-mail is the preferred method of communication, especially for the exchange of documents and files, making it a virtual breeding ground for viruses.
Yet this prosperous and Edenic scene was the breeding ground for a radical '60s counterculture that indelibly stamped America.