Definitions for "Seral"
A plant species or community which will be replaced by another plant community if protected from disturbance.
The stage of succession of a plant or animal community that is transitional. If left alone, the seral stage will give way to another plant or animal community that represents a further stage of succession.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of an ecological sere (a series of ecological communities that follow one another in the course of the biotic development of an area or formation from pioneer stage to climax).