an area defined by its environmental conditions, esp climate, landforms, and soil characteristics

an area defined by environmental conditions and natural features; a region defined by its ecology

Ecoregions contain many landscapes with different spatial patterns of ecosystems.
Word Origin

1962; blend of ecology + region
Usage Note

ecoregional, adj


Read Also:

  • Eczematous

    [ek-suh-muh, eg-zuh-, ig-zee-] /ˈɛk sə mə, ˈɛg zə-, ɪgˈzi-/ noun, Pathology. 1. an inflammatory condition of the skin attended with itching and the exudation of serous matter. /ˈɛksɪmə; ɪɡˈziːmə/ noun 1. (pathol) a skin inflammation with lesions that scale, crust, or ooze a serous fluid, often accompanied by intense itching or burning n. 1753, from […]

  • Eczema vaccinatum

    eczema vaccinatum eczema vac·ci·na·tum (vāk’sə-nā’təm) n. A form of generalized vaccinia supervening upon an existing atopic dermatitis and accompanied by a high fever, malaise, and enlargement of the lymph nodes.

  • Ed

    [ed] /ɛd/ noun, Informal. 1. education: a course in driver’s ed; adult ed. [ed] /ɛd/ noun 1. a male given name, form of or . 1. . 2. Pathology. erectile dysfunction. Pharmacology. 1. effective dose for 50 percent of the group; the amount of a drug that is therapeutic in 50 percent of the persons […]

  • E.D.

    1. Eastern Department. 2. election district. 3. ex dividend. 4. executive director. 1. election district 2. emergency department

Disclaimer: Ecoregion definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.