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A major regional or global biotic community, such as grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by its prevailing climate and vegetation.
(Environmental Science) a major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterized by a dominant vegetation. See formation6
[C20: from bio- + -ome]
a major geographic region that contains a distinctive community of plants, animals, fungi, etc.
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region defined by its climate and dominant vegetation. Grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rain forest, and deciduous and coniferous forests are all examples of biomes.
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|Noun||1.||biome - a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate|
biotic community, community - (ecology) a group of interdependent organisms inhabiting the same region and interacting with each other
desert - arid land with little or no vegetation
grassland - land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life