ANTIBIOSES

antibiosis

[an-tee-bahy-oh-sis, an-tahy-]
noun Biology.
an association between organisms that is injurious to one of them.

Origin:
1895–1900; anti- + -biosis

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antibiosis (ˌæntɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
an association between two organisms, esp microorganisms, that is harmful to one of them

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antibiosis an·ti·bi·o·sis (ān'tē-bī-ō'sĭs, ān'tī-)
n.

  1. An association between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them.

  2. The antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.

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antibiosis   (ān'tē-bī-ō'sĭs, ān'tī-)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. An association between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them. Allelopathy (the production of chemicals by one plant species that inhibit the growth of another) is an example of antibiosis.

  2. The antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.


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