disclimax

disclimax

[dis-klahy-maks]
noun Ecology.
a stable community that has replaced the normal climax in a given area, owing to disturbance by humans or domestic animals.

Origin:
1935–40; dis-1 + climax

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disclimax (dɪsˈklaɪmæks)
 
n
ecology a climax community resulting from the activities of man or domestic animals in climatic and other conditions that would otherwise support a different type of community

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