- noun Ecology a habitat of limited extent which differs in character from the surrounding habitat.
English new terms dictionary. 2014.
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microhabitat — [mī΄krō hab′i tat΄] n. a small, localized habitat within a larger ecosystem, as a decomposing log in a forest, having conditions that sustain a limited range of animals and plants … English World dictionary
microhabitat — noun Date: 1931 the microenvironment in which an organism lives < decaying wood creates a microhabitat for insects > … New Collegiate Dictionary
microhabitat — A miniature habitat within a larger one; a restricted area where environmental conditions differ from those in the surrounding area. A sheltered nook in a cave wall is an example of a microhabitat within the cave  … Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology
microhabitat — 1) an area somewhat larger than the fish itself, cf. mesohabitat and macrohabitat 2) a portion of a larger habitat. Selected by a fish for specific purposes and separated from adjoining microhabitats by physical characteristics such as depth,… … Dictionary of ichthyology
microhabitat — n. [Gr. mikros; small; L. habitare, to dwell] A small or restricted habitat; see niche … Dictionary of invertebrate zoology
microhabitat — /muy kroh hab i tat /, n. an extremely localized, small scale environment, as a tree stump or a dead animal. [1930 35; MICRO + HABITAT] * * * … Universalium
microhabitat — noun A specific habitat, typically extremely small, such as a cave corner or a cardboard box … Wiktionary
microhabitat — mi·cro·hab·i·tat .mī krō hab ə .tat n the microenvironment in which an organism lives <the kidneys, heart, and sinuses are the usual microhabitats of the sporocysts of the schistosome> … Medical dictionary
microhabitat — Small, specialized habitat … Expanded glossary of Cycad terms
microhabitat — mi·cro·habitat … English syllables