noun[mass noun] Ecology
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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