noun, plural bi·o·ce·no·ses [bahy-oh-si-noh-seez] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪˈnoʊ siz/. Ecology.
- a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotope.
- a diverse community inhabiting a single biotope
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.