biocenosis


bio·ce·no·sis

noun \ˌbī-ō-sə-ˈnō-səs\
plural bio·ce·no·ses\-ˌsēz\

Definition of BIOCENOSIS

:  an ecological community especially when forming a self-regulating unit

Variants of BIOCENOSIS

bio·ce·no·sis or bio·coe·no·sis \ˌbī-ō-sə-ˈnō-səs\

Origin of BIOCENOSIS

New Latin, from 2bi- + Greek koinōsis sharing, from koinoun to make common, from koinos common
First Known Use: 1883

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