[ bahy-oh-si-noh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ sɪs /
noun, plural bi·o·ce·no·ses [bahy-oh-si-noh-seez] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ siz/. Ecology.
a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotope.
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Science definitions for biocenosis
[ bī′ō-sĭ-nō′sĭs ]
Plural biocenoses (bī′ō-sĭ-nō′sēz)
A group of interacting organisms that live in a particular habitat and form a self-regulating ecological community.
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