Web Word Quests Site   

There is one search term on this page.

Eco Words: “eco-organ” to “synoecy”,
Part 2 of 2.

Words that include: eco, oeco-, oec-, oiko-, oik- (Greek: house, household affairs [environment, habitat], home, dwelling; used in one extensive sense as, “environment”.

To find the word of your choice, you may either scroll down until you find it or use the “Edit”, then “Find”, and “Find on Page” feature that your browser provides so you can go directly to the word you want.

1. A vegetation type based on features that mirror conditions in the environment.
2. Any feature that mirrors conditions in the environment.
ecophobia, oikophobia, oikiophobia:
A morbid dislike of home or an abnormal fear of being home or in one’s house.
The study of the interrelationship between an organism’s physical functioning and its environment.
ecosite, ecoparasite, oikosite, oecosite:
A microparasite to which the host is normally immune or well adapted.
1. A taxonomic species considered in terms of its ecological characteristics and usually including several interbreeding ecotypes.
2. An index species that is characteristic of a particular biome or ecosystem.
ecosphere, ecospheric:
1. In ecology, the earth and the living organisms that inhabit it, along with all the environmental factors that operate on these organisms; biosphere.
2. In astronomy, the region of space around a star that is considered to be capable of supporting life.
ecosystem (singular):
1. A local biological community and its pattern of interaction with its environment.
2. The fundamental unit in ecology, comprising the living organisms and the nonliving elements interacting in a certain defined area.
ecotage [eco- + sabotage]:
Environmental sabotage.
Measurement and transmission of vital information; biotelemetry.
ecoterrorism, ecoterroist:
1. The threat to use violent acts that would harm the quality of the environment in order to blackmail a group or society. It also includes the actual carrying out of the threats.
2. The sabotage of the activities of individuals or corporations, e.g., industrial companies, considered to be polluting or destroying the natural environment.
1. In ecology, a transition zone between two distinct habitats that contains species from each area, as well as organisms unique to it.
2. In anthropology, such an area of transition in which certain game or vegetation overlap; a region of primary importance for human subsistence.
A form of tourism that strives to minimize ecological or other damage to areas visited for their natural or cultural interest.
A specialist in the harmful effects of chemicals to the natural environment.
The scientific study of harmful effects caused by manmade chemicals to the natural environment, especially effects on populations, communities, and ecosystems; an essential part of ecotoxicology is the study of the movement of potentially toxic substances through food webs and through the water cycle, etc.
ecotropic, oikotropic:
1. Homesick; a strong desire to return to one’s home.
2. In virology, a retrovirus that can replicate only in the host of the species in which it originated.
ecotype, ecotypic:
1. An organism that has adapted to its local environment through minor, genetically induced changes in its physiology; yet can still reproduce with other members of its species from other areas that have not undergone these changes.
2. A locally adapted population of a species with limited tolerance to changes in environmental factors.
An activist who takes direct, often unlawful, action on an environmental issue.
1. The vital part of a nation or state, that furnishes most of the important socioeconomic elements allowing it to function.
2. Originally, the inhabitable world as known to the ancient Greeks or the entire inhabitable world.
ecumenical, ecumenic:
General world-wide in extent, influence, etc.; specifically (ecclesiastical) pertaining to, representing, or governing the whole church; as, an ecumenical council.
In biology, the study of intraspecific variation and genetic composition in relation to environment.
1. Requiring different hosts for different stages of the life cycle, as in certain parasitic rust fungi.
2. Not host-specific.
The ecology of a macrohabitat or larger generalized area.
A branch of economics that focuses on the general features and processes that make up a national economy and the ways in which different segments of the economy are connected (takes a singular verb).
The economy viewed as a whole and in terms of all those factors that control its overall performance.
The ecology of a microhabitat (very small area).
The study of specific or localized aspects of an economy (takes a singular verb).
monoecious, monoecy:
1. In botany, having both pistil-bearing and stamen-bearing flowers in a single plant.
2. In zoology, having both male and female sex organs; hermaphroditic.
Ecology that deals with fossil organisms.
parish (para- + oece):
1. From late Greek, paroikos, [para + oikos, house].
2. An administrative part of a diocese that has its own church in the Anglican, Roman Catholic, and some other churches. The members of such a parish; a religious community attending one church.
3. An administrative subdivision in Lousiana that corresponds to a county in other U.S. states.
Deals with the structure, development, and distribution of communities in relation to their environment.
synoecy, synoecious:
A symbiosis between a colony of social insects and a tolerated guest organism (a synoekete).

There are many other words and definitions that are available by going back to the Latin-Greek Cross References search page.