metabiosis


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metabiosis

 [met″ah-bi-o´sis]
the dependence of one organism upon another for its existence; commensalism.

met·a·bi·o·sis

(met'ă-bī-ō'sis),
Dependence of one organism on another for its existence.
See also: commensalism, mutualism, parasitism.
[meta- + G. biōsis, way of life]

metabiosis

/meta·bi·o·sis/ (met″ah-bi-o´sis) dependence of one organism upon another for its existence; commensalism.

metabiosis

[met′əbī·ō′sis]
1 a condition in which the growth and metabolism of one organism alter the environment to allow the growth of another organism.
2 the parasitic dependence of the existence of one organism on that of another.

met·a·bi·o·sis

(met'ă-bī-ō'sis)
Dependence of one organism on another for its existence.
See also: commensalism, mutualism, parasitism
[meta- + G. biōsis, way of life]

metabiosis (meˈ·t·bī·ōˑ·sis),

n a mode of existence in which an organism depends on another to produce a favorable environment for its survival.

metabiosis

the dependence of one organism upon another for its existence; commensalism.