ecotone(redirected from Ecotome)
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A transitional zone between two communities containing species characteristic of each.
(Environmental Science) the zone between two major ecological communities
[C20: from eco(logy) + -tone, from Greek tonos tension, tone]
ec•o•tone(ˈɛk əˌtoʊn, ˈi kə-)
the transition zone between two different plant communities, as that between forest and prairie.
[1900–05; eco- + tone < Greek tónos tension]
a transitional area or zone between two different forms of vegetation, as between forest and plain. — ecotonal, adj.See also: Environment