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1. An association between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them.
2. The antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another.
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(Biology) an association between two organisms, esp microorganisms, that is harmful to one of them
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an•ti•bi•o•sis(ˌæn ti baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-)
an association between organisms that is injurious to one of them.
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a relationship or association between two or more organisms that is harmful to one of them. Cf. symbiosis.See also: Organisms
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|Noun||1.||antibiosis - an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another|
association - (ecology) a group of organisms (plants and animals) that live together in a certain geographical region and constitute a community with a few dominant species
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