ecology - definition and synonyms

 
noun 

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/ɪˈkɒlədʒi/
singularecology
pluralecologies
  1. [uncountable] the study of the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
    1. a.
      [countable] [usually singular] the relationship between the plants, animals, and the environment in a particular area

      the ecology of the wetlands