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synecology

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noun syn·ecol·o·gy \ˌsi-ni-ˈkä-lə-jē, ˌsi-ne-\

Definition of synecology

  1. :  a branch of ecology that deals with the structure, development, and distribution of ecological communities

synecological play \ˌsi-ˌnē-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌsi-ˌne-\ adjective


Origin of synecology

German Synökologie, from syn- syn- + Ökologie ecology


First Known Use: 1910


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