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biomass

 [bi´o-mas]
the entire assemblage of living organisms of a particular region, considered collectively.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas),
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.

biomass

(bī′ō-măs′)
n.
1. The total mass of living matter within a given unit of environmental area.
2. Plant material, vegetation, or agricultural waste used as a fuel or energy source.

biomass

Ecology
The mass of organic material produced by living organisms.

Industry
A popular term for plants which can be converted into fuel.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.

biomass

the total mass of organisms in a given ENVIRONMENT or at a certain TROPHIC LEVEL. It is measured as either live or DRY WEIGHT (mass) per unit area, and the alternative used should be stated.

bi·o·mass

(bī'ō-mas)
The total weight of all living things in a given area, biotic community, species population, or habitat; a measure of total biotic productivity.
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