biocenosis

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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

Origin and Etymology 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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