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An area that is uniform in environmental conditions and in its distribution of animal and plant life.

[bio- + Greek topos, place.]


(Environmental Science) ecology a small area, such as the bark of a tree, that supports its own distinctive community
[C20: from bio- + Greek topos place]


(ˈbaɪ əˌtoʊp)

a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components.
[1925–30; < German Biotop=bio- bio- + Greek tópos place]


[ˈbaɪəˌtəʊp] Nbiotopo m


nBiotop nt
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Le biotope est riche en plantes dont nombreuses sont connues et exploitees traditionnellement pour leurs vertus medicinales ou cosmetiques.
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