preclimax

noun

pre·​climax
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: a relatively stable ecological community requiring a lesser amount of available moisture than that generally available to the climax and occurring typically where local soil conditions partially nullify a generally adequate precipitation
a grassland preclimax within a forest climax
compare postclimax

Word History

Etymology

pre- + climax

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“Preclimax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preclimax. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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