Definition of Biota

1. Noun. All the plant and animal life of a particular region.

Exact synonyms: Biology
Generic synonyms: Accumulation, Aggregation, Assemblage, Collection
Member holonyms: Fauna, Zoology, Botany, Flora, Vegetation
Derivative terms: Biological



Definition of Biota

1. Noun. (biology) The living organisms of a region. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biota

1. the flora and fauna of a region [n -S]

Medical Definition of Biota

1. Plant and animal life in general. The types of plant and animal life found in specific regions at specific times. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biota

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biot-savart law
biota (current term)
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Literary usage of Biota

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1. The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results by Edward Augustus Freeman (1875)
"Walter and biota. In the mouths of William's enemies, rumour further added that the poison was given by William's order, when they were his guests in his ..."

2. The MAGAZINE of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and (1864)
"biota ORIENTALIS AUREA.—It is, we learn, ... that we are indebted for the elegant dwarf Thuja (or biota) orientalis aurea, which was picked out from his ..."

3. A Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Walter William Skeat (1900)
"... soaked fish ; from biota, to soak, steep ; from blot, soft (above). Blob, a bubble. (E.) See Bleb. Block, a large piece of wood. (C.) ME б/uÀ'. ..."

4. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"... projecting outwards as in species of Juniperus, Thuja, and biota, or deeply embedded near to the bundle, as in Cunninghamia (Fig. 191). ..."

5. The Life of the Pleistocene Or Glacial Period: As Recorded in the Deposits by Frank Collins Baker (1920)
"EFFECT OF THE ICE ON THE biota The effect on the life of the glaciated area was marked and to a certain degree cataclysmal. As the ice advanced the winters ..."

6. A History of the Thirty Years' Peace, A.D. 1816-1846 by Harriet Martineau, Charles Knight (1877)
"... of Corn in Bond—Discontents—Trade Unions—Factory Question—Chartism—National Con- vention—National Petition—John Frost—biota—Rising at Newport —Origin of ..."

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