biogeography


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bi·o·ge·og·ra·phy

 (bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
n.
The study of the geographic distribution of organisms.

bi′o·ge·og′ra·pher n.
bi′o·ge′o·graph′ic (-jē′ə-grăf′ĭk), bi′o·ge′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.

biogeography

(ˌbaɪəʊdʒɪˈɒɡrəfɪ)
n
(Environmental Science) the branch of biology concerned with the geographical distribution of plants and animals
biogeographical, biogeographic adj
ˌbioˌgeoˈgraphically adv

bi•o•ge•og•ra•phy

(ˌbaɪ oʊ dʒiˈɒg rə fi)

n.
the study of the geographical distribution of living things.
[1890–95]
bi`o•ge•og′ra•pher, n.
bi`o•ge`o•graph′ic (-əˈgræf ɪk) bi`o•ge`o•graph′i•cal, adj.

bi·o·ge·og·ra·phy

(bī′ō-jē-ŏg′rə-fē)
The scientific study of the geographic distribution of plant and animal life.

biogeography

the branch of biology that studies the geographical distribution of animals and plants.
See also: Biology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biogeography - dealing with the geographical distribution of animals and plants
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
Translations
Biogeographie
생물지리학
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