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biocenosis

noun bio·ce·no·sis \ˌbī-ō-sə-ˈnō-səs\

Definition of biocenosis

plural biocenoses \-ˌsēz\

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



Variants of biocenosis

or biocoenosis play \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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