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bionomics

[bahy-uh-nom-iks] /ˌbaɪ əˈnɒm ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
ecology (def 1).
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; bio- + -nomics, probably on the model of economics; see -nomy, -ics
Related forms
bionomic, bionomical, adjective
bionomically, adverb
bionomist
[bahy-on-uh-mist] /baɪˈɒn ə mɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bionomics

bionomics

/ˌbaɪəˈnɒmɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a less common name for ecology (sense 1), ecology (sense 2)
Derived Forms
bionomic, adjective
bionomically, adverb
bionomist (baɪˈɒnəmɪst) noun
Word Origin
C19: from bio- + nomics on pattern of economics
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Word Origin and History for bionomics
n.

"science of organic evolution; ecology," 1888, coined by Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes (1854-1932) from Greek bio- (see bio-) + nomos "managing," from nemein "manage" (see numismatics).

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bionomics
  (bī'ə-nŏm'ĭks)   
See ecology.
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