noun mu·tu·al·ism \ˈmyü-chə-wə-ˌli-zəm, ˈmyü-chə-ˌli-, ˈmyüch-wə-ˌli-\

Definition of MUTUALISM

:  the doctrine or practice of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare
:  mutually beneficial association between different kinds of organisms
mu·tu·al·ist \-list\ noun
mu·tu·al·is·tic \ˌmyü-chə-wə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmyü-chə-ˈlis-, ˌmyüch-wə-ˈlis-\ adjective

First Known Use of MUTUALISM


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Rhymes with MUTUALISM

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Medical Dictionary


noun mu·tu·al·ism \ˈmyüch-(ə-)wə-ˌliz-əm, ˈmyü-chə-ˌliz-\

Medical Definition of MUTUALISM

:  mutually beneficial association between different kinds of organisms
mu·tu·al·ist \-ləst\ noun
mu·tu·al·is·tic \ˌmyüch-(ə-)wə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmyü-chə-ˈlis-\ adjective


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