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mi·cro·en·vi·ron·ment

 (mī′krō-ĕn-vī′rən-mənt, -vī′ərn-)
n.
1. A small, often distinctive environment: microenvironments of the forest floor.
2. The area directly surrounding an organism or part of an organism, especially when it differs from the larger environment: the tumor microenvironment.
3. The immediate conditions or circumstances: a company's microenvironment.

microenvironment

(ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt)
n
(Environmental Science) ecology the environment of a small area, such as that around a leaf or plant

mi•cro•en•vi•ron•ment

(ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˈvaɪ ərn mənt, -ˈvaɪ rən-)

n.
the environment of a small area or of an organism; microhabitat.
[1950–55]
mi`cro•en•vi`ron•men′tal (-ˈmɛn tl) adj.