antibiosis

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

Definition of antibiosis 

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

First Known Use of antibiosis

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for antibiosis

New Latin

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antibiosis

noun
an·​ti·​bi·​o·​sis | \ˌant-i-bī-ˈō-səs, ˌan-ˌtī-; ˌant-i-bē- \
plural antibioses\-​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of antibiosis 

: 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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