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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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If some of the warm water is not circulating, it easily can create stagnant breeding grounds for bacteria such as Legionella.
The Health & Safety Executive report claimed that a filthy water tank provided the ideal breeding ground for "dangerous levels" of legionella bacteria.
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.
Dealing with that freedom and coping with academic schedules and part-time jobs creates an ideal breeding ground for such ailments as colds, flu, mononucleosis, and strep infections - especially for freshmen.
In all but name then, California's rice paddies are as "protected" a mosquito breeding ground as are protected wetlands.
Remove old tires from the yard that can fill up with water and provide a breeding ground for pests.
The Margalla Hills areas of River Soan have been a natural breeding ground for this fish, which breeds in cool waters with gravely and stone bed.
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.