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ecosystem

Pronunciation: e'ko-sis-tem

Definition:

  1. The fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements that interact in a defined region.
  2. A biocenosis (biotic community) and its biotope.

Synonym(s): ecologic system

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