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Biodiversity


/ˌbīōdiˈvərsitē/

Noun, pl. biodiversities

1. The degree of variation of life forms within a given species, ecosystem, biome, or planet. (wikipedia.org)

2. (Biology)
The diversity (number and variety of species) of plant and animal life within a region. (wiktionary.org)

3. The existence of a wide range of different types of organisms in a given place at a given time. The diversity of plant and animal life in a particular habitat (or in the world as a whole); a high level of biodiversity is desirable.Pertaining to the diversity and frequency of organisms in a given area. (biology-online.org)

Word origin: bio + diversity


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