or bi·o·coe·nol·o·gy



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

Nearby words

  1. biobehavioral science,
  2. biobibliography,
  3. biobutanol,
  4. biocatalyst,
  5. biocellate,
  6. biocenosis,
  7. biocentric,
  8. biochemical,
  9. biochemical oxygen demand,
  10. biochemical pathways

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




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

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Science definitions for biocoenology



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