synusia

noun
syn·usia | \ sə̇ˈn(y)üzh(ē)ə , -zēə \
plural synusiae\-z(h)ēˌē \

Definition of synusia 

: a structural unit of a major ecological community characterized by relative uniformity of life-form or of height and usually constituting a particular stratum of that community the herbaceous synusia of open forest

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Other words from synusia

synusial adjective

History and Etymology for synusia

New Latin, from Greek synousia social intercourse, society, company, from synous- (participle stem of syneinai to come together, assemble, gather, from syn- + einai to be) + -ia -y

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