noun Date: 1931 the microenvironment in which an organism lives <
decaying wood creates a microhabitat for insects

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • microhabitat — mi·cro·habitat …   English syllables

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