[ sin-i-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌsɪn ɪˈkɒl ə dʒi /
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the branch of ecology dealing with the relations between natural communities and their environments.
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OTHER WORDS FROM synecologysyn·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
/ (ˌsɪnɪˈkɒlədʒɪ) /
the ecological study of communities of plants and animalsCompare autecology
Derived forms of synecologysynecologic (sɪnˌɛkəˈlɒdʒɪk) or synecological, adjectivesynecologically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for synecology
[ sĭn′ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē ]
The branch of ecology that deals with the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms. Compare autecology.
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