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NounEcosystem (plural Ecosystems)
- A natural unit consisting of all plants, animals, an microorganisms in in the area functioning together with all of the non-living physical factors of the environment.
- A system formed by an ecological community and its environment that functions as a unit.
- The interconnectedness of organisms (plants, animals, microbes) with each other and their environment.
- (business, marketing) A set of interconnected products and services.
Types of ecosystems
"Eco" from Latin (house) + "system" (interacting parts).
system of an ecological community and its environment