preclimax

noun
pre·​climax | \ "+ \

Definition of preclimax

: 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

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pre- + climax

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

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