Definition of biota in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·ta
Pronunciation: /bīˈōtə


The animal and plant life of a particular region, habitat, or geological period: the biota of the river
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  • The Macaronesian flora has traditionally been suggested to represent the relictual fragment of a subtropical Tertiary plant biota once widespread in Europe and northern Africa.
  • There is little question that the uniqueness of the habitat and biota was greater before the causeway was built.
  • Roots may also be closely associated with other organisms, such as soil biota or symbionts, and differ in their degree of lignification.


early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek biotē 'life'.

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