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Definition of biome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

biome

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbaɪəʊm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbaɪoʊm//
 
(biology)
 
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the characteristic plants and animals that exist in a particular type of environment, for example in a forest or desert Word Origin early 20th cent.: from bio- ‘life’ + -ome.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: biome