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pa·ra·mo

(pä′rə-mō′, păr′ə-) or pá·ra·mo (pä′rə-)
n. pl. pa·ra·mos or pá·ra·mos
A treeless alpine plateau of the tropical Andes.

[American Spanish páramo, from Spanish, wasteland, from Old Spanish, from Latin paramus, probably from a pre-Roman language of the Iberian Peninsula.]
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paramo

(ˈpærəˌməʊ)
n, pl -mos
(Physical Geography) a high plateau in the Andes between the tree line and the permanent snow line
[C18: American Spanish, from Spanish: treeless plain]
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El paramo de Anaime, sitio del presente estudio, tuvo una tasa anual de deforestacion 0,28% entre 2000 y 2010 (CORPORACION SEMILLAS DE AGUA & WWF COLOMBIA, 2011), con una disminucion actual de este fenomeno, lo cual no implica que el riesgo de cambio de uso del suelo hacia actividades agropecuarias no esta todavia latente.
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