ecesis

noun
ece·​sis | \ i-ˈsē-səs How to pronounce ecesis (audio) , -ˈkē- How to pronounce ecesis (audio) \

Definition of ecesis

: the establishment of a plant or animal in a new habitat

First Known Use of ecesis

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ecesis

New Latin, from Greek oikēsis inhabitation, from oikein to inhabit — more at ecumenical

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“Ecesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ecesis. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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