antibiosis

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noun an·ti·bi·o·sis \-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\

Definition of antibiosis

  1. :  antagonistic association between organisms to the detriment of one of them or between one organism and a metabolic product of another

Origin and Etymology of antibiosis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1889


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antibiosis

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noun an·ti·bi·o·sis \ˌant-i-bī-ˈō-səs, ˌan-ˌtī-; ˌant-i-bē-\

Medical Definition of antibiosis

plural

antibioses

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  1. :  antagonistic association between organisms to the detriment of one of them or between one organism and a metabolic product of another


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