1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Oecology
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OECOLOGY, or ECOLOGY (from Gr. οἶκος, house, and λόγος, department of science), that part of the science of biology which treats of the adaptation of plants or animals to their environment (see Plants: Ecology).