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ecophysiology

[ek-oh-fiz-ee-ol-uh-jee, ee-koh-] /ˌɛk oʊˌfɪz iˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌi koʊ-/
noun
1.
the branch of physiology that deals with the physiological processes of organisms with respect to their environment.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; eco- + physiology
Related forms
ecophysiological
[ek-oh-fiz-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, ee-koh-] /ˌɛk oʊˌfɪz i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌi koʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
ecophysiologist, noun
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Examples from the web for ecophysiology
  • Her thesis research was on the ecophysiology of epidermal lipids and water homeostasis in house sparrows.
  • There is continued interest in the ecophysiology and molecular ecology of nitrification among varied research communities.
British Dictionary definitions for ecophysiology

ecophysiology

/ˌiːkəʊˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of the physiology of organisms with respect to their adaptation to the environment
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