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  1. a combining form representing ecology in the formation of compounds (ecosystem; ecotype); also with the more general sense “environment,” “nature,” “natural habitat” (ecocide; ecolaw; ecopolitics).

combining form

  1. denoting ecology or ecologicalecocide; ecosphere

word-forming element referring to the environment and man’s relation to it, abstracted from ecology, ecological; attested from 1969.

pref.

  1. Ecology; ecological:ecosystem.

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