œcology

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œcology (countable and uncountable, plural œcologies)

  1. Obsolete form of ecology.
    • 1899, L. Cockayne, Plant Geography of the Waimakariri, page 99:
      Other species vary simply through environment, and when such varieties are grown side by side under the same conditions they become indistinguishable. In such cases œcology can assist systematic work and check its results.