[ ih-see-sis ]
/ ɪˈsi sɪs /
the establishment of an immigrant plant in a new environment.
Origin of ecesis
1900–05; < Greek oíkēsis an inhabiting, equivalent to oikē-, variant stem of oikeîn to inhabit (derivative of oîkos house) + -sis -sis
Related formse·ce·sic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for ecesis
Invasion into a new area or a plant community begins with migration when this is followed by ecesis.
In an area already occupied by plants, ecesis and competition are concomitant and quickly produce reactions.
British Dictionary definitions for ecesis
/ (ɪˈsiːsɪs) /
the establishment of a plant in a new environment
Word Origin for ecesis
C20: from Greek oikēsis a dwelling in, from oikein to inhabit; related to oikos a house
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