a complex biotic community characterized by distinctive plant and animal species and maintained under the climatic conditions of the region, especially such a community that has developed to climax.
a major ecological community, extending over a large area and usually characterized by a dominant vegetation See formation (sense 6)
A large community of plants and animals that occupies a distinct region. Terrestrial biomes, typically defined by their climate and dominant vegetation, include grassland, tundra, desert, tropical rainforest, and deciduous and coniferous forests. There are two basic aquatic biomes, freshwater and marine, which are sometimes further broken down into categories such as lakes and rivers or pelagic, benthic, and intertidal zones.
Medicine/Medical. the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, especially on the skeletal system. the development of prostheses. Biology. the study of the mechanical nature of biological processes, as heart action and muscle movement. Contemporary Examples The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks Max Brooks January […]
the scientific study of the effects of natural or artificial atmospheric conditions, as temperature and humidity, on living organisms. noun the study of the effect of weather conditions on living organisms biometeorology (bī’ō-mē’tē-ə-rŏl’ə-jē) The study of the relationship between atmospheric conditions, such as temperature and humidity, and living organisms. Biometeorology encompasses several areas of study, […]
pertaining to biometry. pertaining to, noting, or using a person’s unique physical and other traits for the purposes of identification and security: a biometric system; biometric readers; a biometric passport. Contemporary Examples A Centrist Gets Fighting Mad Mark McKinnon October 12, 2010 Wanna Fly? Give Us a Fingerprint. Jacob Siegel March 10, 2014 How Space […]
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