subclimax

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noun sub·cli·max \ˌsəb-ˈklī-ˌmaks\

Definition of subclimax

  1. :  a stage or community in an ecological succession immediately preceding a climax; especially :  one held in relative stability throughout by edaphic or biotic influences or by fire

1916

First Known Use of subclimax

1916


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