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ecesis

[ih-see-sis] /ɪˈsi sɪs/
noun, Ecology
1.
the establishment of an immigrant plant in a new environment.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek oíkēsis an inhabiting, equivalent to oikē-, variant stem of oikeîn to inhabit (derivative of oîkos house) + -sis -sis
Related forms
ecesic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ecesic

ecesis

/ɪˈsiːsɪs/
noun
1.
the establishment of a plant in a new environment
Word Origin
C20: from Greek oikēsis a dwelling in, from oikein to inhabit; related to oikos a house
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