synecology

noun
syn·​ecol·​o·​gy | \ ˌsi-ni-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce synecology (audio) , ˌsi-ne- \

Definition of synecology

: a branch of ecology that deals with the structure, development, and distribution of ecological communities

Other Words from synecology

synecological \ ˌsi-​ˌnē-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce synecology (audio) , ˌsi-​ˌne-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of synecology

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for synecology

German Synökologie, from syn- syn- + Ökologie ecology

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“Synecology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synecology. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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