synecology

noun
syn·ecol·o·gy | \ ˌsi-ni-ˈkä-lə-jē , 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, 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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