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Biome

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Definition

noun, plural: biomes

A major ecological community of organisms adapted to a particular climatic or environmental condition on a large geographic area in which they occur.


Supplement

Biomes may be classified into:


Word origin: bi: variant of bio-, esp. before a vowel + -ome: New Latin -ōma, -ōmat.

See also: ecosystem.