in ecology, refers to a physical area which is designed to be uniform and stable in terms of its environmental conditions and its animal and plant life distribution. Often, the physical setting is a simulation of actual living conditions. See biological community. Compare habitat- also ecosystem.

BIOTOPE: "A biotope is a stable biological community which is able to support a population of different species."
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