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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any major regional biological community such as that of forest or desert

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a specific type of complex ecological community characterized by specific environmental conditions and a distinctive group of plants and animals, maintained in a relatively stable equilibrium, such as a rain forest biome or prairie biome.
  • n. a particular region which is a biome{1}.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a major biotic community characterized by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

Etymologies

bio- + -ome (Wiktionary)

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