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.

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Origin of bioecology

First recorded in 1920–25; bio- + ecology

OTHER WORDS FROM bioecology

bi·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 bioecology

bioecology
/ (ˌbaɪəʊɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

another word for ecology (def. 1)

Derived forms of bioecology

bioecological (ˌbaɪəʊˌiːkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivebioecologically, adverbbioecologist, noun
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