variants or thanatocoenosis
plural thanatocoenoses
: an assemblage of organisms or their parts brought together (as by deposition from flowing water) in nature after death

Word History


New Latin thanatocoenosis, from thanat- + Greek koinōsis sharing

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“Thanatocoenose.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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