phytosociology


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phy·to·so·ci·ol·o·gy

 (fī′tō-sō′sē-ŏl′ə-jē, -shē-)
n.
The branch of ecology that deals with the characteristics, classification, relationships, and distribution of plant communities.

phy′to·so′ci·o·log′i·cal (-sō′sē-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl, -shē-) adj.
phy′to·so′ci·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phy′to·so′ci·ol′o·gist n.

phytosociology

(ˌfaɪtəʊˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -ˌsəʊʃɪ-)
n
(Environmental Science) the branch of ecology that is concerned with the origin, development, etc, of plant communities
phytosociological adj
ˌphytoˌsocioˈlogically adv
ˌphytoˌsociˈologist n

phytosociology

the branch of ecology that studies the interrelations of plants and plant communities. — phytosociologist, n.phytosociologic, phytosociological. adj.
See also: Botany
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