any large store of human biological samples for research into the genetic and environmental causes of disease


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  • Biocenosis

    a self-sufficient community of naturally occurring organisms occupying and interacting within a specific biotope. biocenosis (bī’ō-sĭ-nō’sĭs) 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.

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    biochem. biochemistry

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