trophobiosis

noun troph·o·bi·o·sis

Definition of trophobiosis

plural

trophobioses

\-ˈōˌsēz\
  1. 1 :  a relation in which an organism of one kind aids and protects an organism of another kind in return for some food product — compare cleptobiosis

  2. 2 :  trophallaxis

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Origin and Etymology of trophobiosis

New Latin, from troph- + -biosis


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