noun Date: 1935 a relatively stable ecological community often including kinds of organisms foreign to the region and displacing the climax because of disturbance especially by humans

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  • disclimax — /dis kluy maks/, n. Ecol. a stable community that has replaced the normal climax in a given area, owing to disturbance by humans or domestic animals. [1935 40; DIS 1 + CLIMAX] * * * …   Universalium

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