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bi·o·di·ver·si·ty

 (bī′ō-dĭ-vûr′sĭ-tē)
n.
1. The number and variety of species found within a specified geographic region.
2. The variability among living organisms on the earth, including the variability within and between species and within and between ecosystems.

biodiversity

(ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ)
n
(Biology) the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments, which is the aim of conservationists concerned about the destruction of rainforests and other habitats

bi•o•di•ver•si•ty

(ˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈvɜr sɪ ti, -daɪ-)
n.
diversity of plant and animal species in an environment.
[1985–90, Amer.]

bi·o·di·ver·si·ty

(bī′ō-dĭ-vûr′sĭ-tē)
The number and variety of different organisms found within a specified geographic region.

biodiversity

Variety of life forms.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biodiversity - the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole)biodiversity - the diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole); "a high level of biodiversity is desirable"
diverseness, diversity, multifariousness, variety - noticeable heterogeneity; "a diversity of possibilities"; "the range and variety of his work is amazing"
Translations

biodiversity

[ˌbaɪədaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] Nbiodiversidad f

biodiversity

bio-diversity [ˌbaɪəʊdaɪˈvɜːrsɪti] nbiodiversité f

biodiversity

[ˌbaɪəudaɪˈvɜːsɪtɪ] nbiodiversità
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