synecology

[ sin-i-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsɪn ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of ecology dealing with the relations between natural communities and their environments.

Nearby words

  1. synecdoche,
  2. synechia,
  3. synechiotomy,
  4. synechism,
  5. synecious,
  6. synectics,
  7. synectics group,
  8. synencephalocele,
  9. syneresis,
  10. synergetic

Compare autecology.

Origin of synecology

First recorded in 1910–15; syn- + ecology

Related formssyn·ec·o·log·ic [sin-ek-uh-loj-ik] /ˌsɪn ɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, syn·ec·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesyn·ec·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for synecology

synecology

/ (ˌsɪnɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the ecological study of communities of plants and animalsCompare autecology
Derived Formssynecologic (sɪnˌɛkəˈlɒdʒɪk) or synecological, adjectivesynecologically, adverb

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Science definitions for synecology

synecology

[ sĭn′ĭ-kŏlə-jē ]

The branch of ecology that deals with the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms. Compare autecology.
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