biocenosis

noun
bio·ce·no·sis | \ ˌbī-ō-sə-ˈnō-səs \
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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