from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ecology A climax community that has been disturbed by various influences, especially by humans and domestic animals, such as a grassland community that has been altered to desert by overgrazing.
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- n. plagioclimax
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Although sagebrush now dominates this zone, it may not represent climax growth, but rather a disclimax produced by overgrazing.