|1.||the study of the relationships between living organisms and their environment|
|2.||the set of relationships of a particular organism with its environment|
|3.||the study of the relationships between human groups and their physical environment|
|[C19: from German Ökologie, from Greek oikos house (hence, environment)]|
ecology e·col·o·gy (ĭ-kŏl'ə-jē)
The branch of science that is concerned with the relationships between organisms and their environments.
The relationship between organisms and their environments.
|ecology (ĭ-kŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
The study of living things, their environment, and the relation between the two.