: automatic or involuntary interaction by different kinds of organisms through which they mutually benefit (as by provision of debris habitats by trees and stirring of the forest floor by microfauna living in or on the debris)

Word History


prot- + cooperation

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“Protocooperation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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