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phytosociology

[fahy-toh-soh-see-ol-uh-jee, -shee-] /ˌfaɪ toʊˌsoʊ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -ʃi-/
noun
1.
the branch of ecology dealing with the origin, composition, structure, and classification of plant communities.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; phyto- + sociology
Related forms
phytosociologic
[fahy-tuh-soh-see-uh-loj-ik, -soh-shee-] /ˌfaɪ təˌsoʊ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -ˌsoʊ ʃi-/ (Show IPA),
phytosociological, adjective
phytosociologially, adverb
phytosociologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phytosociologic

phytosociology

/ˌfaɪtəʊˌsəʊsɪˈɒlədʒɪ; -ˌsəʊʃɪ-/
noun
1.
the branch of ecology that is concerned with the origin, development, etc, of plant communities
Derived Forms
phytosociological (ˌfaɪtəʊˌsəʊsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; -ˌsəʊʃɪə-) adjective
phytosociologically, adverb
phytosociologist, noun
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