thanatocoenose

noun

than·​a·​to·​coe·​nose
ˌthanətōˈsēˌnōs
variants or thanatocoenosis
-tōsə̇ˈnōsə̇s
plural thanatocoenoses
-sə̇ˈnōˌsēz
: an assemblage of organisms or their parts brought together (as by deposition from flowing water) in nature after death

Word History

Etymology

New Latin thanatocoenosis, from thanat- + Greek koinōsis sharing

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“Thanatocoenose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thanatocoenose. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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