autecology [aw-tuh-kol-uh-je] WORD ORIGIN noun a branch ofdealing with the individual organism or species in relation to its environment.
Compare. Origin of autecology First recorded in 1905–10; + Related formsaut·ec·o·log·ic [awt-ek-uh-loj-ik, -ee-kuh-] /ˌɔt ɛk əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, -i kə-/, aut·ec·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveaut·ec·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for autecology autecology noun the ecological study of an individual organism or speciesCompare Derived Formsautecological, adjective Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 autecology in Science autecology [ô′tĭ-kŏl′ə-jē] The branch of ecology that deals with the biological relationship between an individual organism or an individual species and its environment. Compare synecology. The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.