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ecosystem

noun [C]  us   /ˈi·koʊˌsɪs·təm, ˈek·oʊ-/
earth science all the plants, animals, and people living in an area considered together with their environment as a system of relationships: They are working to preserve the delicately balanced ecosystem of these wetlands.
Translations of “ecosystem”
in Vietnamese hệ sinh thái…
in Spanish ecosistema…
in Thai ระบบนิเวศ…
in Malaysian ekosistem…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生態系統…
in Indonesian ekosistem…
in Russian экосистема…
in Turkish canlılar ve çevrenin birbirine olan ilişkilerini içeren sistem, ekosistem…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生态系统…
in Polish ekosystem…
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