biogeography

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bio- +‎ geography

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biogeography (countable and uncountable, plural biogeographies)

  1. (uncountable) The study of the geographical distribution of living things
  2. The geographical distribution of a particular living thing
    • 2004, Brian P. Hedlund & James T. Staley, “Microbial Endemism and Biogeography”, in Alan T. Bull editor, Microbial Diversity and Bioprospecting[1], ISBN 1555812678, page 225:
      First, any international traveler knows that many pathogenic microbes, both viral and bacterial, have distinct biogeographies.

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