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biocenosis

or bi·o·coe·no·sis

[bahy-oh-si-noh-sis]
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noun, plural bi·o·ce·no·ses [bahy-oh-si-noh-seez] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ siz/. Ecology.
  1. a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotope.

Origin of biocenosis

translation of German Biocönose (1877), equivalent to bio- bio- + -cönose < Greek koínōsis mingling, sharing (koinō-, verbid stem of koinoûn to make common, share (verbal derivative of koinós common; see ceno-2) + -sis -sis)
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British Dictionary definitions for biocoenosis

biocoenosis

biocenosis

noun
  1. a diverse community inhabiting a single biotope
Derived Formsbiocoenotic or biocenotic, adjective
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biocoenosis in Science

biocenosis

[bī′ō-sĭ-nōsĭs]
Plural biocenoses (bī′ō-sĭ-nōsēz)
  1. A group of interacting organisms that live in a particular habitat and form a self-regulating ecological community.
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