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English definition of “biodiversity”

biodiversity

noun [U] uk   /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.daɪˈvɜː.sɪ.ti/ us    /-oʊ.dɪˈvɝː.sə.t̬i/
the number and types of plants and animals that exist in a particular area or in the world generally, or the problem of protecting this: a new National Biological Survey to protect species habitat and biodiversityAnimal and plant biology - general words
(Definition of biodiversity from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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