allelocatalysis

noun
al·​le·​lo·​ca·​tal·​y·​sis | \ ə-ˌlel-(ˌ)ō-kə-ˈtal-ə-səs, -lē-(ˌ)lō- How to pronounce allelocatalysis (audio) \
plural allelocatalyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce allelocatalyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of allelocatalysis

: the mutually stimulating effect on the rate of growth and reproduction of two or more microorganisms in a volume of medium as compared to the rate of a single microorganism in a like volume of the same medium

Other Words from allelocatalysis

allelocatalyst \ -​ˈkat-​ᵊl-​əst How to pronounce allelocatalyst (audio) \ noun
allelocatalytic \ -​ˌkat-​ᵊl-​ˈit-​ik How to pronounce allelocatalytic (audio) \ adjective

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“Allelocatalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/allelocatalysis. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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