Definition of subsere in US English:

subsere

noun

Ecology
  • A secondary succession beginning on a site previously vegetated but disturbed in some way, as by burning, flooding, etc.; a secondary sere.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Frederic Edward Clements (1874–1945). From sub- + sere.

Pronunciation

subsere

/ˈsʌbsɪə/