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The living organisms of a region or habitat: soil biota; the biota of Australia.
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(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]
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the animals, plants, fungi, etc., of a region or period.
[1901; < Greek biotḗ life, akin to bíos; see bio-]
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the animal or plant life of a particular region.See also: Animals, Plants
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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"
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