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Related to autecology: synecology
The branch of ecology that deals with the biological relationship between an individual organism or an individual species and its environment.
au′te·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Environmental Science) the ecological study of an individual organism or species. Compare synecology
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aut•e•col•o•gy(ˌɔ təˈkɒl ə dʒɛ)
the ecological study of an individual organism or species.
aut•ec•o•log•ic (ˌɔt ɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -i kə-) aut`ec•o•log′i•cal, adj.
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the branch of ecology that studies the relation of an organism to its environment. Cf. synecology.See also: Biology
the study of an individual organism, or the species regarded collectively, in relation to environment. — autecologic, autecological, adj.See also: Environment
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