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n. - (ecology) the process by which a plant or animal becomes established in a new habitat.

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  • How far can the terms migration, ecesis, and competition, as used by
  • Invasion is the complete or complex process of which migration, ecesis
  • They may affect invasion either by limiting migration or by preventing ecesis.
  • Invasion into a new area or a plant community begins with migration when this is followed by ecesis.
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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