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bi·o·ta

 (bī-ō′tə)
n.
The living organisms of a region or habitat: soil biota; the biota of Australia.

[New Latin, from Greek biotē, way of life, from bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

biota

(baɪˈəʊtə)
n
(Biology) the plant and animal life of a particular region or period
[C20: from New Latin, from Greek biotē way of life, from bios life]

bi•o•ta

(baɪˈoʊ tə)

n.
the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.
[1901; < Greek biotḗ life, akin to bíos; see bio-]

biota

the animal or plant life of a particular region.
See also: Animals, Plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biota - all the plant and animal life of a particular region
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
fauna, zoology - all the animal life in a particular region or period; "the fauna of China"; "the zoology of the Pliocene epoch"
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"