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metabiosis

[met-uh-bahy-oh-sis]
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noun Biology.
  1. 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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Origin of metabiosis

First recorded in 1895–1900; meta- + -biosis
Related formsmet·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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metabiotic in Medicine

metabiosis

(mĕt′ə-bī-ōsĭs)
n.
  1. Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.
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