autecological

autecology

[aw-tuh-kol-uh-je]
noun
a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.
Compare synecology.


Origin:
1905–10; aut- + ecology

autecologic [awt-ek-uh-loj-ik, -ee-kuh-] , autecological, adjective
autecologically, adverb
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autecology (ˌɔːtɪˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
Compare synecology the ecological study of an individual organism or species
 
auteco'logical
 
adj

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autecology   (ô'tĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of ecology that deals with the biological relationship between an individual organism or an individual species and its environment. Compare synecology.
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