mutualism

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

Definition of mutualism

  1. 1 :  the doctrine or practice of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare

  2. 2 :  mutually beneficial association between different kinds of organisms

mutualist

play \-list\ noun

mutualistic

play \ˌmyü-chə-wə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmyü-chə-ˈlis-, ˌmyüch-wə-ˈlis-\ adjective

1845

First Known Use of mutualism

1845


Medical Dictionary

mutualism

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

Medical Definition of mutualism

  1. :  mutually beneficial association between different kinds of organisms

mutualist

\-ləst\play noun

mutualistic

\ˌmyüch-(ə-)wə-ˈlis-tik, ˌmyü-chə-ˈlis-\play adjective

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