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antibiosis

Pronunciation: an′tē-bī-ō′sis

Definition:

  1. An association of two organisms that is detrimental to one of them, in contrast to probiosis.
  2. Production of an antibiotic by bacteria or other organisms inhibitory to other living things, especially among soil microbes.

[anti- + G. biōsis, life]

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