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phytosociology

[fahy-toh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -shee-]
noun
  1. the branch of ecology dealing with the origin, composition, structure, and classification of plant communities.
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Origin of phytosociology

First recorded in 1925–30; phyto- + sociology
Related formsphy·to·so·ci·o·log·ic [fahy-tuh-soh-see-uh-loj-ik, -soh-shee-] /ˌfaɪ təˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -ˌsoʊ ʃi-/, phy·to·so·ci·o·log·i·cal, adjectivephy·to·so·ci·o·log·i·al·ly, adverbphy·to·so·ci·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phytosociology

phytosociology

noun
  1. the branch of ecology that is concerned with the origin, development, etc, of plant communities
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Derived Formsphytosociological (ˌfaɪtəʊˌsəʊsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl, -ˌsəʊʃɪə-), adjectivephytosociologically, adverbphytosociologist, noun
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