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or biocoenosis

[bahy-oh-si-noh-sis] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural biocenoses
[bahy-oh-si-noh-seez] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ siz/ (Show IPA).
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) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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