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ecesis

[ ih-see-sis ]
/ ɪˈsi sɪs /
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noun Ecology.
the establishment of an immigrant plant in a new environment.
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Origin of ecesis

1900–05; <Greek oíkēsis an inhabiting, equivalent to oikē-, variant stem of oikeîn to inhabit (derivative of oîkos house) + -sis-sis

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e·ce·sic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ecesis

ecesis
/ (ɪˈsiːsɪs) /

noun
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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