metabiosis


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metabiosis

 [met″ah-bi-o´sis]
the dependence of one organism upon another for its existence; commensalism.
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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]
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012