- ecology 1873, "branch of science dealing with the relationship of living things to their environments, coined by German zoologist Ernst Haeckel (1834-1919) as Okologie, from Gk. oikos "house, dwelling place, habitation" (see VILLA (Cf. villa)) + -logia "study of" (see -LOGY (Cf. -logy)). In use with reference to anti-pollution activities from 1960s.
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