[ met-uh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌmɛt ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs /
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a mode of living in which one organism is dependent on another for preparation of an environment in which it can live.
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OTHER WORDS FROM metabiosismet·a·bi·ot·ic [met-uh-bahy-ot-ik], /ˌmɛt ə baɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjectivemet·a·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use metabiosis in a sentence
It led him to an even more fertile suggestion, that of metabiosis.
He also showed that metabiosis played an important part in nitrification.
Medical definitions for metabiosis
[ mĕt′ə-bī-ō′sĭs ]
Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.
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