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.

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Compare autecology.

Origin of synecology

First recorded in 1910–15; syn- + ecology

OTHER WORDS FROM synecology

syn·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 forms of synecology

synecologic (sɪnˌɛkəˈlɒdʒɪk) or synecological, adjectivesynecologically, adverb
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Scientific 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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