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autecology

[aw-tuh-kol-uh-je] /ˌɔ təˈkɒl ə dʒɛ/
noun
1.
a branch of ecology dealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.
Compare synecology.
Origin of autecology
1905-1910
1905-10; aut- + ecology
Related forms
autecologic
[awt-ek-uh-loj-ik, -ee-kuh-] /ˌɔt ɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -i kə-/ (Show IPA),
autecological, adjective
autecologically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for autecology

autecology

/ˌɔːtɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the ecological study of an individual organism or species Compare synecology
Derived Forms
autecological, adjective
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autecology in Science
autecology
  (ô'tĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)   
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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