or bi·o·coe·nol·o·gy

[ bahy-oh-si-nol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnɒl ə dʒi /


the branch of biology dealing with the study of biological communities and the interactions among their members.

Origin of biocenology

First recorded in 1930–35; biocen(osis) + -o- + -logy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for biocoenology



/ (ˌbaɪəʊsɪˈnɒlədʒɪ) /


the branch of ecology concerned with the relationships and interactions between the members of a natural community

Word Origin for biocoenology

C20: from bio- + ceno-, from Greek koinos common + -logy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Science definitions for biocoenology


[ bī′ō-sə-nŏlə-jē ]

The study of ecological communities and of interactions among their members.
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