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Ecophysiology

Definition
noun
The science that focuses on the relations of the physiological mechanisms of an organism to its physical and biological environment.
Supplement
For instance, ecophysiology attempts to identify and describe how a plant would be able to survive and adapt to a changing or unfavourable environment in which it is unable to avoid or escape from, in the context of the organism’s physiology.
Word origin: eco- » ecology + physiology » Greek physiología (science of natural causes and phenomena).

Related forms: ecophysiological (adjective), ecophysiologist (noun)
Synonym:

  • environmental physiology


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