phy·​to·​so·​ci·​ol·​o·​gy ˌfī-tō-ˌsō-sē-ˈä-lə-jē How to pronounce phytosociology (audio)
: a branch of ecology concerned especially with the structure, composition, and interrelationships of plant communities
phytosociological adjective

Word History


phyto- + sociology

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phytosociology was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Phytosociology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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