synecology


syn·ecol·o·gy

noun \ˌsi-ni-ˈkä-lə-jē, ˌsi-ne-\

Definition of SYNECOLOGY

:  a branch of ecology that deals with the structure, development, and distribution of ecological communities
syn·eco·log·i·cal \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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