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antibiosis

[ an-tee-bahy-oh-sis, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Biology.

an association between organisms that is injurious to one of them.

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Origin of antibiosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; anti- + -biosis
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British Dictionary definitions for antibiosis

antibiosis
/ (ˌæntɪbaɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun

an association between two organisms, esp microorganisms, that is harmful to one of them
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Medical definitions for antibiosis

antibiosis
[ ăn′tē-bī-ōsĭs, ăn′tī- ]

n.

An association between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them.
The antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.
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Scientific definitions for antibiosis

antibiosis
[ ăn′tē-bī-ōsĭs, ăn′tī- ]

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