met-abiotic

metabiosis

[met-uh-bahy-oh-sis]
noun Biology.
a mode of living in which one organism is dependent on another for preparation of an environment in which it can live.

Origin:
1895–1900; meta- + -biosis

metabiotic [met-uh-bahy-ot-ik] , adjective
metabiotically, adverb
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metabiosis met·a·bi·o·sis (mět'ə-bī-ō'sĭs)
n.
Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.

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