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biocenosis Syllabification: bi·o·ce·no·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōsəˈnōsəs/
(also biocoenosis)

Definition of biocenosis in English:

noun (plural biocenoses-ˈnōsēz)

An association of different organisms forming a closely integrated community.
Example sentences
  • Whatley described a similar age structure as characteristic of low-energy biocoenosis, considered extremely rare in marine shelf environments.
  • This may suggest that in the Blockhouse Shale C. friendsvillensis was part of a deeper water biocoenosis than in the other known occurrences.
  • A variety of authors have used equation to study the effect of continental breakup and collision on biocenosis.


Late 19th century: modern Latin, from bio- 'life' + Greek koinōsis 'sharing' (from koinos 'common').

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