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ecotone

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noun eco·tone \ˈē-kə-ˌtōn, ˈe-kə-\

Definition of ecotone

  1. :  a transition area between two adjacent ecological communities

eco·ton·al play \-ˌtō-nəl\ adjective


Origin of ecotone

ec- + Greek tonos tension — more at tone


First Known Use: 1904


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