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Medical Term:

niche

Pronunciation: nitch, nesh

Definition

  1. In contrast radiography, an eroded or ulcerated area, especially gastrointestinal or vascular, which can be detected when it fills with contrast medium.
  2. An ecologic term for the position occupied by a species in a biotic community, particularly its relationships to various other competitor, predator, prey, and parasite species.

[Fr.]

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