ecological
ecological ecological ([-e]*k[-o]"l[o^]j"[i^]*kal), adj. of or pertaining to ecology; as, an ecological disaster.

Syn: bionomic, bionomical. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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