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noun Ecology.
  1. a sere originating in water.
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Origin of hydrosere

First recorded in 1925–30; hydro-1 + sere2
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Examples from the Web for hydrosere

Historical Examples

  • These hydrosere situations are the habitat of Sorex vagrans.

    Speciation of the Wandering Shrew

    James S. Findley

  • Vagrant shrews, then as now, probably depended on hydrosere communities, while red squirrels required trees.

  • The jumping mouse also is limited in its distribution by hydrosere communities, not by forests.

  • Sorex palustris is tied closely in its distribution to hydrosere communities and is not dependent upon the presence of forests.

British Dictionary definitions for hydrosere


  1. a sere that begins in an aquatic environment
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