noun \ˌmet-ə-bī-ˈō-səs\
plural meta·bi·o·ses \-ˈō-sēz\

Definition of METABIOSIS

: a mode of life in which one organism so depends on another that it cannot flourish unless the latter precedes and influences the environment favorably
meta·bi·ot·ic \-ˈät-ik\ adjective
meta·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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