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syn•e•col•o•gy  (sin′i kolə jē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Ecologythe branch of ecology dealing with the relations between natural communities and their environments. Cf.  autecology. 
syn•ec•o•log•ic  (sin′ek ə lojik),USA pronunciation  syn′ec•o•logi•cal, adj.  syn′ec•o•logi•cal•ly, adv. 
  • 1910–15; syn- + ecology


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synecology /ˌsɪnɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/ n
  1. the ecological study of communities of plants and animals

synecologic /sɪnˌɛkəˈlɒdʒɪk/, synˌecoˈlogical adj synˌecoˈlogically adv



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