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subsere

[ suhb-seer ]
/ ˈsʌbˌsɪər /
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noun Ecology.
a secondary stage of ecological succession after a community is interfered with or destroyed by fire, flood, grazing, etc.; a secondary sere.
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Origin of subsere

First recorded in 1915–20; sub- + sere2
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British Dictionary definitions for subsere

subsere
/ (ˈsʌbˌsɪə) /

noun
a secondary sere arising when the progress of a sere towards its climax has been interrupted

Word Origin for subsere

C20: sub- + sere ²
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