biocenosis

noun
bio·​ce·​no·​sis | \ ˌbī-ō-sə-ˈnō-səs How to pronounce biocenosis (audio) \
variants: or biocoenosis
plural biocenoses\ ˌbī-​ō-​sə-​ˈnō-​ˌsēz \

Definition of biocenosis

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

First Known Use of biocenosis

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for biocenosis

New Latin, from bi- entry 2 + Greek koinōsis sharing, from koinoun to make common, from koinos common

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“Biocenosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biocenosis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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