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An association of different organisms forming a closely integrated community.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Because continental breakup and collision are accompanied by a large change in area, some authors have considered equation to describe the effect of tectonics on biocenosis.’
- ‘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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