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metabiosis

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noun meta·bi·o·sis \ˌmet-ə-bī-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of metabiosis

plural meta·bi·o·ses \-ˈō-sēz\play

  1. :  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

  2. meta·bi·ot·ic \-ˈät-ik\play adjective
    meta·bi·ot·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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