mutualism(redirected from Mutual relationship)
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An association between two organisms of different species in which each member benefits.
(Biology) another name for symbiosis
ˈmutualist n, adj
mu•tu•al•ism(ˈmyu tʃu əˌlɪz əm)
a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association.
A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which each member benefits. See Note at symbiosis.
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
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|Noun||1.||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