/buy"euh tohp'/, n. Ecol.
a portion of a habitat characterized by uniformity in climate and distribution of biotic and abiotic components, as a tidal pool or a forest canopy.
[1925-30; < G Biotop, equiv. to bio- BIO- + Gk tópos place]

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