synecology[sin′i käl′ə jē]
synecology definition by Webster's New World
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the ecological study of different natural communities or ecosystems
Origin: German synökologie ; from syn-, syn- plush ökologie, ecology
synecology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The study of the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms.
- synˌe·co·logˈic , synˌe·co·logˈi·cal adjective
synecology - Science Definition
The branch of ecology that deals with the ecological interrelationships among communities of organisms. Compare autecology.