mutualism

play
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

1849

First Known Use of mutualism

1849


Medical Dictionary

mutualism

play
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

Learn More about mutualism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mutualism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of, relating to, or resembling a fox

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • alphabet-magnets
  • Which is the correct spelling?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ