synecology

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From syn- + ecology.

Noun[edit]

synecology (uncountable)

  1. (ecology) One of two broad subdivisions of ecology (the other being autecology), meaning the study of groups of organisms associated as a unit (essentially a biological community).
    • 1959:"In regard to subdivisions, ecology is commonly divided into autecology and synecology." — Odum

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