Microenvironment



[mahy-kroh-en-vahy-ern-muh nt, -vahy-ruh n-] /ˌmaɪ kroʊ ɛnˈvaɪ ərn mənt, -ˈvaɪ rən-/

noun
1.
the of a small area or of a particular organism; microhabitat.
/ˈmaɪkrəʊɪnˌvaɪrənmənt/
noun
1.
(ecology) the environment of a small area, such as that around a leaf or plant
microenvironment
(mī’krō-ěn-vī’rən-mənt)
The environment of a very small, specific area, distinguished from its immediate surroundings by such factors as the amount of incident light, the degree of moisture, and the range of temperatures. The side of a tree that is shaded from sunlight is a microenvironment that typically supports a somewhat different community of organisms than is found on the side that receives regular light. Also called microhabitat.

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