Preclimax

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Origin

First recorded in 1915–20; pre- + climax (Source: dictionary.com)

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Frederic Edward Clements (1874–1945). (Source: lexico.com)

Definitions of Preclimax

Preclimax

noun

  1. a stable community that precedes the full development of the climax community of a given area and that results from local variations in soil and water.

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Preclimax

noun

  1. (In the monoclimax theory of plant succession) a climax community which differs from that which might be predicted for the region due to adverse local environmental conditions.
  2. A community preceding the climax community in a plant succession.

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Preclimax

noun

  1. : a relatively stable ecological community requiring a lesser amount of available moisture than that generally available to the climax and occurring typically where local soil conditions partially nullify a generally adequate precipitation a grassland preclimax within a forest climax — compare postclimax

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Nearby words

precision , precision bombing , precision casting , precisionism , precisive , preclinical , preclude , precocial , precocious , precocious puberty

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