synecology
noun Etymology: German Synökologie, from syn- syn- + Ökologie ecology Date: 1910 a branch of ecology that deals with the structure, development, and distribution of ecological communities • synecological adjective

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  • synecology — [sin΄i käl′ə jē] n. [Ger synökologie < syn ,SYN + ökologie,ECOLOGY] the ecological study of different natural communities or ecosystems: cf. AUTECOLOGY …   English World dictionary

  • synecology — sinekologija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Ekologijos šaka, tirianti organizmų, ekosistemų, ekosferos savybes, struktūrą, santykius su aplinka, organizaciją, medžiagų ir energijos apytakos dėsningumus, produktyvumą.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • synecology — the ecology of communities rather than individual species …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • synecology — n. [Gr. syn, together, oikos, household; logos, discourse] The relationship of populations and communities to biotic factors in the environment; see autecology …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • synecology — synecologic /sin ek euh loj ik/, synecological, adj. synecologically, adv. /sin i kol euh jee/, n. the branch of ecology dealing with the relations between natural communities and their environments. Cf. autecology. [1910 15; SYN + ECOLOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • synecology — noun 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) …   Wiktionary

  • synecology — syn·ecol·o·gy (sin″ə kolґə je) the study of the environment of organisms in the mass, as distinguished from autecology …   Medical dictionary

  • synecology — study of ecological communities Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • synecology — [ˌsɪnɪ kɒlədʒi] noun the ecological study of whole plant or animal communities. Contrasted with autecology. Derivatives synecological ˌi:kə lɒdʒɪk(ə)l, ˌɛk adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • synecology — syn·ecology …   English syllables

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