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ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \-ˌsis-təm\

: everything that exists in a particular environment

Full Definition of ECOSYSTEM

:  the complex of a community of organisms and its environment functioning as an ecological unit
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First Known Use of ECOSYSTEM

1935

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra
ECOSYSTEM Defined for Kids

ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \ˈē-kō-ˌsi-stəm, ˈe-\

Definition of ECOSYSTEM for Kids

:  the whole group of living and nonliving things that make up an environment and affect each other
Medical Dictionary

ecosystem

noun eco·sys·tem \-ˌsis-təm\

Medical Definition of ECOSYSTEM

:  the complex of a community and its environment functioning as an ecological unit in nature

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