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The science that focuses on the relations of the physiological mechanisms of an organism to its physical and biological environment.


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)


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