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disclimax

[dis-klahy-maks] /dɪsˈklaɪ mæks/
noun, Ecology.
1.
a stable community that has replaced the normal climax in a given area, owing to disturbance by humans or domestic animals.
Origin of disclimax
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; dis-1 + climax
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disclimax

/dɪsˈklaɪmæks/
noun
1.
(ecology) a climax community resulting from the activities of man or domestic animals in climatic and other conditions that would otherwise support a different type of community
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