mutualism


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mu·tu·al·ism

 (myo͞o′cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
n.
An association between two organisms of different species in which each member benefits.

mu′tu·al·ist n.
mu′tu·al·is′tic adj.

mutualism

(ˈmjuːtʃʊəˌlɪzəm)
n
(Biology) another name for symbiosis
ˈmutualist n, adj
ˌmutualˈistic adj

mu•tu•al•ism

(ˈmyu tʃu əˌlɪz əm)

n.
a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association.
[1860–65]
mu′tu•al•ist, n.
mu`tu•al•is′tic, adj.

mu·tu·al·ism

(myo͞o′cho͞o-ə-lĭz′əm)
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which each member benefits. See Note at symbiosis.

mutualism

the living together of two organisms in a mutually beneficial relationship.
See also: Biology
the principle or practice of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare. — mutualist, n.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mutualism - the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
interdependence, interdependency, mutuality - a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups)
trophobiosis - a symbiotic relation in which one organism protects the other in return for some kind of food product
Translations

mutualism

[ˈmjuːtjʊəˌlɪzm] nsimbiosi f mutualistica
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We tested the hypothesis that habitat alteration disrupts the seed-dispersal mutualism between ants and spring-flowering, perennial herbs.
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As an expression of this motif, Paul's letter implicitly argues for justice, economic mutualism, a nd especially for manumission -- that is, Callahan holds that the church as a body would purchase the freedom of members who were slaves.
Mutualism is a social movement that is centered in the marketplace and stems from inter-group solidarity.
The core problem is that Mathews's analysis rests on an institutional, as opposed to a cultural understanding of mutualism.
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In Leigh, I found a man with very diverse interests ranging from sex allocation theory and group selection to plant architecture, mutualism, and the origin and maintenance of species diversity.
In a pamphlet New Mutualism -The Third Way, published last year, Blair said: "New mutualism expressed the fundamental values of co-operative societies and sought to find modern ways of expressing those values.
All subscribed to three basic tenets - self-government, self-support, and cooperation - but, for example, sponsors saw cooperation as a means to "working girls' moral improvement while members emphasized mutualism among working girls struggling for respect" (33).