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

1930–35; biocen(osis) + -o- + -logy Unabridged
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biocoenology or biocenology (ˌbaɪəʊsɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
the branch of ecology concerned with the relationships and interactions between the members of a natural community
[C20: from bio- + ceno-, from Greek koinos common + -logy]
biocenology or biocenology
[C20: from bio- + ceno-, from Greek koinos common + -logy]

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biocenology   (bī'ō-sə-nŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The study of ecological communities and of interactions among their members.
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