disclimax

[ dis-klahy-maks ]
/ dɪsˈklaɪ mæks /

noun Ecology.

a stable community that has replaced the normal climax in a given area, owing to disturbance by humans or domestic animals.

Origin of disclimax

First recorded in 1935–40; dis-1 + climax
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British Dictionary definitions for disclimax

disclimax

/ (dɪsˈklaɪmæks) /

noun

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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