/sʌbˈklaɪmæks/ (say sub'kluymaks)

noun Ecology
the imperfect development of a climax community because of some factor (such as repeated fires in a forest) which arrests the normal succession.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • subclimax — SUBCLIMÁX s. n. stadiu în evoluţia unei formaţiuni vegetale care premerge stadiului de climax (3). (< fr., lat. subclimax) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • subclimax — [sub klī′maks] n. Ecol. the successional stage just preceding a climax formation …   English World dictionary

  • subclimax — noun Date: 1916 a stage or community in an ecological succession immediately preceding a climax; especially one held in relative stability throughout by edaphic or biotic influences or by fire …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subclimax — n. [L. sub, under; Gr. klimax, ladder] 1. The stage preceding the climax in a complete sere. 2. A geographically smaller area than that of a climax …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • subclimax — /sub kluy maks/, n. Ecol. the development of an ecological community to a stage short of the expected climax because of some factor, as repeated fires in a forest, that arrests the normal succession. [1930 35; SUB + CLIMAX] * * * …   Universalium

  • subclimax — sub·climax …   English syllables

  • subclimax — sub•cli•max [[t]sʌbˈklaɪ mæks[/t]] n. ecl the stage of an ecological community that normally precedes the climax, esp. when further development is arrested • Etymology: 1915–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • subclimax — |səb+ noun Etymology: sub + climax : a stage or community in an ecological succession immediately preceding a climatic or regional climax; especially : such a stage or community when held in relative stability for a long time or indefinitely… …   Useful english dictionary

  • BIOCÉNOSES — Le terme de «biocénose» a été introduit dans le langage scientifique en 1877 par le biologiste allemand Möbius, à propos de l’étude des bancs d’huîtres, auxquels de nombreux organismes se trouvent associés. Selon cet auteur, une biocénose est «un …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Ecological succession — Succession after disturbance: a boreal forest one (left) and two years (right) after a wildfire. Ecological succession, is the phenomenon or process by which a community progressively transforms itself until a stable community is formed. It is a… …   Wikipedia

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