[ek-oh-too r-iz-uh m, ee-koh‐] /ˌɛk oʊˈtʊər ɪz əm, ˈi koʊ‐/
tourism to places having unspoiled natural resources, with minimal impact on the environment being a primary concern.
tourism that is designed to contribute to the protection of the environment or at least minimize damage to it, often involving travel to areas of natural interest in developing countries or participation in environmental projects
See nature tourism
by 1989, from eco- + tourism. Related: Ecotourist.
adjective harmful to the environment or a specific ecosystem Word Origin 1978 Usage Note also ecotoxicology , (n.)
noun See ecotoxic
- Ecotropic virus
ecotropic virus ec·o·trop·ic virus (ěk’ə-trŏp’ĭk, -trō’pĭk, ē’kə-) n. An oncornavirus that does not produce disease in its natural host, but does replicate in tissue culture cells derived from the host species.
[ek-uh-tahyp, ee-kuh-] /ˈɛk əˌtaɪp, ˈi kə-/ noun, Ecology. 1. a subspecies or race that is especially adapted to a particular set of environmental conditions. /ˈiːkəˌtaɪp; ˈɛkə-/ noun 1. (ecology) a group of organisms within a species that is adapted to particular environmental conditions and therefore exhibits behavioural, structural, or physiological differences from other members of […]