Definition of biome in English:


Syllabification: bi·ome
Pronunciation: /ˈbīˌōm


  • A large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat, e.g., forest or tundra.
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    • What about selection among communities, ecosystems, biomes, planets, star systems, galaxies?
    • The researcher expects to describe or recognize distinct biological populations when sampling is over distinct environments, habitats, biomes, or faunal assemblages.
    • Explore earth science by picking and studying a specific biome: tundra, taiga, forest, grassland, or desert.


early 20th century: from bio- 'life' + -ome.

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