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n. [Gr. meta, between; bios, life]
A condition of life where an organism precedes and prepares the environment for another organism, inducing an exchange of growth factors beneficial among species.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • metabiosis — dependencia de un organismo de otro para su existencia. Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. metabiosis 1. estado en el cual el crecimie …   Diccionario médico

  • metabiosis — metabiosis. См. метабиоз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • metabiosis — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌbīˈōsə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from meta + biosis : a mode of life in which one organism so depends on another that it cannot flourish unless the latter precedes and influences the environment favorably * * * metabiotic /met euh… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metabiosis — ► sustantivo femenino BIOLOGÍA Interdependencia entre organismos, de forma que uno de ellos aprovecha el sustrato y lo prepara para la utilización posterior o conjunta de otros organismos. IRREG. plural metabiosis …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • metabiosis — metabiotic /met euh buy ot ik/, adj. metabiotically, adv. /met euh buy oh sis/, n. Biol. a mode of living in which one organism is dependent on another for preparation of an environment in which it can live. [1895 1900; META + BIOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • metabiosis — Dependence of one organism on another for its existence. SEE ALSO: commensalism, mutualism, parasitism. [meta + G. biosis, way of life] * * * meta·bi·o·sis .met ə bī ō səs n, pl o·ses ō sēz …   Medical dictionary

  • metabiosis — n. type of ecological relationship in which one organism is dependent on another for its existence (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • метабиоз — metabiosis метабиоз. Форма взаимоотношений между видами микроорганизмов, при которой продукты жизнедеятельности одного вида служат источником питания для другого. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А.,… …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • Commensalism — A titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) creates feeding opportunities for smaller fish by moving large rocks too big for them to shift themselves. In ecology, commensalism is a class of relationship between two organisms where one organism… …   Wikipedia