Medical Dictionary

metabiosis

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noun meta·bi·o·sis \ˌmet-ə-bī-ˈō-səs\

Medical Definition of metabiosis

plural

metabioses

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  1. :  a mode of life in which one organism so depends on another that it cannot flourish unless the latter precedes and influences the environment favorably

metabiotic

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metabiotically

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