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ecosystem

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Environment & waste, Biology
ecosysteme‧co‧sys‧tem /ˈiːkəʊˌsɪstɪm $ ˈiːkoʊ-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  SGEall the animals and plants in a particular area, and the way in which they are related to each other and to their environmentecology
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ecosystemWhere there is an ecosystem, there are local experts.We need to be aware, however, that the school environment is a delicate ecosystem, highly sensitive to political whim.The bay has a very complex and delicate ecosystem.The issue was whether or not the bacteria in his body would contaminate the local ecosystem.Other members of marine ecosystems have also died as a result of red-tide blooms.The failure of the dialogue to clarify the effects of population growth on ecosystems and mineral supplies has other causes.Many species of burrowing insects are essential for maintaining a healthy soil ecosystem.The rainforest is a self-supporting ecosystem.By the end of September I seemed to have been the only person in the ecosystem who had not seen a wolf.These new plants could regenerate quickly, so they took over the ecosystem.If the dynamics of the whole ecosystem fail in this respect, changes will inevitably occur, until finally self-consistency is achieved.
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