noun, often attributive
ex·​clo·​sure | \ ekˈsklōzhə(r), ik- \
plural -s

Definition of exclosure

: an area from which intruders (such as browsing animals) are excluded by fencing or other means the exclosure plot is used to keep an area in a natural condition, free from grazing by deer or domestic livestockWildlife Management Handbook for Forest Officers — compare enclosure

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ex- entry 1 + -closure (as in enclosure)

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“Exclosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exclosure. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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