metabiosis

noun
meta·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌmet-ə-bī-ˈō-səs \
plural metabioses\ -​ˈō-​sēz \

Medical Definition of metabiosis

: 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

Other Words from metabiosis

metabiotic \ -​ˈät-​ik \ adjective
metabiotically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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