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Meaning of MUTUALISM

Pronunciation:  'myoochoou`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
 

MUTUALISM is a 9 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: symbiosis
 
 See Also: interdependence, interdependency, mutuality, trophobiosis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mu"tu*al*ism\, n. (Ethics)
The doctrine of mutual dependence as the condition of
individual and social welfare. --F. Harrison. --H. Spencer.
--Mallock.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of symbiosis where two (or more) organisms from different species live in close proximity to one another and rely on one another for nutrients, protection, or other life functions. Both (or all) of the organisms involved benefit from the relationship.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: See Symbiosis.
 

 

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