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ecology

 [e-kol´o-je]
the science of the relationship between organisms and their environments; the study of the effect of environment on the life history of organisms. adj., adj ecolog´ic, ecolog´ical.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē),
The branch of biology concerned with the total complex of interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing the relations of organisms to each other, to the environment, and to the entire energy balance within a given ecosystem.
Synonym(s): bioecology, bionomics (2)
[eco- + G. logos, study]

ecology

(ĭ-kŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. ecolo·gies
1.
a. The science of the relationships between organisms and their environments.
b. The relationship between organisms and their environment.

ec′o·log′i·cal (ĕk′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, ē′kə-), ec′o·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
ec′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
e·col′o·gist n.

ecology

[ikol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, oekos, house, logos, science
the study of the interaction between organisms and their environment.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
The branch of biology concerned with interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing the relations of organisms to each other, to the environment, and to the energy balance within a given ecosystem.

ecology

or

bionomics

the study of plants and animals in relation to their total environment.

e·col·o·gy

(ē-kol'ŏ-jē)
Branch of biology concerned with total complex of interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing relations of organisms to each other, the environment, and entire energy balance within a given ecosystem.

ecology,

n the study of the interaction between living organisms and their environment.

ecology

the science of organisms as affected by environmental factors; the study of the environment and the life history of organisms.
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