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biota

 [bi-o´tah]
all the living organisms of a particular area; the combined flora and fauna of a region.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·ta

(bī-ō'tă),
The collective flora and fauna of a region.
[Mod. L., fr. G. bios, life]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

biota

(bī-ō′tə)
n.
The living organisms of a region or habitat: soil biota; the biota of Australia.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

biota

A generic term for all living (flora or fauna) organisms present in an ecosystem at a specific point in time.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·o·ta

(bī-ō'tă)
The collective flora and fauna of a region.
[Mod. L., fr. G. bios, life]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

biota

the living organisms present in a specific region or area, ranging in size from a small puddle to a BIOME or larger.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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