Meaning of BIOCENOSIS in English


/buy'oh si noh"sis/ , n. , pl. biocenoses /-seez/ . Ecol.

a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotope.

Also, biocoenosis .

[ trans. of G Biocönose (1877), equiv. to bio- BIO- + -cönose koínosis mingling, sharing ( koino-, verbid s. of koinoûn to make common, share (v. deriv. of koinós common; see CENO- 2 ) + -sis -SIS) ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .