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ecosystem

 [e″ko-sis´tem]
the fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area.

e·co·sys·tem

(ē'kō-sis-tem),
1. The fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements that interact in a defined region.
2. A biocenosis (biotic community) and its biotope.
Synonym(s): ecologic system

ecosystem

(ē′kō-sĭs′təm, ĕk′ō-)
n.
An ecological community together with its environment, functioning as a unit.

ecosystem

[ek′ōsis′təm]
the total of all living things within a particular area and the nonliving things with which they interact.

e·co·sys·tem

(ē'kō-sis-tĕm)
1. The fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements that interact in a defined region.
2. A biocenosis (biotic community) and its biotope.

ecosystem

an ecological system that includes all the organisms (the biotic component) and the non-living (or abiotic) component of their environment within which they occur naturally.

e·co·sys·tem

(ē'kō-sis-tĕm)
Fundamental unit in ecology, comprising living and nonliving elements that interact in a defined region.

ecosystem,

n the sum total of all living and nonliving things that support the chain of life events within a particular area.

ecosystem

the fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area. In more sophisticated terms, a biotic community living in its biotope.
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