Austro Columbian see Neotropical

autecology n. [Gr. autos, self; oikos, house; logos, discourse] The ecology of an individual organism or species stressing the physical factors of the environment, as opposed to community studies. see synecology.

authority citation The practice of citing the name of the author of a scientific name or name combination, i.e., X-us Brown, X-us albus Brown, Y-us albus (Brown).

autoagglutination n. [Gr. autos, self; L. agglutinare, to cement to] The agglutination of an individual's cells by its own serum.

autochthonous a. [Gr. autochthon, from the land itself] Pertaining to aboriginal; indigenous; native; endemic; inherited. see allochthonous.

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