Gause's principle

noun Gau·se's principle \ˈgau̇zə̇z-\
variants: less commonly

Gause's rule

\ˈgau̇zə̇z-\

Definition of Gause's principle

  1. :  a statement in ecology: two species that have identical ecological requirements cannot exist in the same area at the same time

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Origin and Etymology of gause's principle

after G. F. Gause,, born 1910 American ecologist


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