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The successful establishment of a plant or animal species in a habitat.
(Botany) the establishment of a plant in a new environment
[C20: from Greek oikēsis a dwelling in, from oikein to inhabit; related to oikos a house]
the establishment of an immigrant plant in a new environment.
[1900–05; < Greek oíkēsis act of inhabiting]
the transplanting of a plant to a new environment.See also: Environment, Plants
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|Noun||1.||ecesis - (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat|
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment