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antibiosis

[an-tee-bahy-oh-sis, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun, Biology
1.
an association between organisms that is injurious to one of them.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; anti- + -biosis
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British Dictionary definitions for antibioses

antibiosis

/ˌæntɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
an association between two organisms, esp microorganisms, that is harmful to one of them
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antibioses in Medicine

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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antibioses in Science
antibiosis
  (ān'tē-bī-ō'sĭs, ān'tī-)   
  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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