biota

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek, ultimately from βίος ‎(bíos).

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Noun[edit]

biota ‎(plural biotas)

  1. (ecology) The living organisms of a region.
    • 2009 February 6, Andrew Z. Krug et al., “Signature of the End-Cretaceous Mass Extinction in the Modern Biota”[1], Science, volume 323, number 5915, DOI:10.1126/science.1164905, pages 767-771:
      Although the broad macroevolutionary consequences of mass extinctions are well known (as in the dinosaurs-mammals changeover), their long-term effects on the temporal and spatial dynamics of clades and biotas are rarely investigated.

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Adjective[edit]

biota

  1. feminine singular of bioto