trophobiosis

noun
troph·​o·​bi·​o·​sis
plural trophobioses\ -​ˈōˌsēz \

Definition of trophobiosis

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

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History and Etymology for trophobiosis

New Latin, from troph- + -biosis

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