[ dis-klahy-maks ]
/ dɪsˈklaɪ mæks /
a stable community that has replaced the normal climax in a given area, owing to disturbance by humans or domestic animals.
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British Dictionary definitions for disclimax
/ (dɪsˈklaɪmæks) /
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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