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Pronunciation: e-kol'o-je

Definition: The branch of biology concerned with the total complex of interrelationships among living organisms, encompassing the relations of organisms to each other, to the environment, and to the entire energy balance within a given ecosystem.

Synonym(s): bioecology, bionomics2

[eco- + G. logos, study]

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