Definition of dispersal
: the act or result of dispersing; especially : the process or result of the spreading of organisms from one place to another
Examples of dispersal in a Sentence
the dispersal of plant seeds in the forests through natural means
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Mid-ocean ridge vent systems appear to be effective modes of microbial dispersal for some organisms, and may be a key engine driving cosmopolitanism and biodiversity.
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