syntrophism

noun
syn·​tro·​phism | \ ˈsin-trə-ˌfiz-əm How to pronounce syntrophism (audio) \

Medical Definition of syntrophism

: mutual dependence (as of different strains of bacteria) for the satisfaction of nutritional needs

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“Syntrophism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/syntrophism. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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