bioecology

[ bahy-oh-i-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of the interrelations among living organisms in their natural environment; ecology.

Nearby words

  1. biodiversification,
  2. biodiversity,
  3. biodot,
  4. biodrama,
  5. biodynamics,
  6. bioelectric,
  7. bioelectricity,
  8. bioelectrogenesis,
  9. bioelectronics,
  10. bioenergetics

Origin of bioecology

First recorded in 1920–25; bio- + ecology

Related formsbi·o·ec·o·log·ic [bahy-oh-ek-uh-loj-ik, -ee-kuh-] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -ˌi kə-/, bi·o·ec·o·log·i·cal, adjectivebi·o·ec·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbbi·o·e·col·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for bioecological

bioecology

/ (ˌbaɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

another word for ecology (def. 1)
Derived Formsbioecological (ˌbaɪəʊˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebioecologically, adverbbioecologist, noun

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