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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Mills were linked to mills and factories to factories, in a vast mutualism of industry such as no other age, perhaps, has ever known.
Scavenging increases predator abundance and reduces plant damage; this protective mutualism has been demonstrated with multiple sticky wild flowers but has not been assessed in an economically important plant, such as tobacco.
There's mutualism between doing theater and rock music-one enriches the other, pointed out Jett, who had appeared in such productions as 'Shrek the Musical,' 'Tick, Tick, Boom' and 'Next to Normal.' 'The techniques and principles I pick up in theater, I get to apply in my band life, and vice versa.'
While the blockchain relies on trust and mutualism of nodes coming together, Facebook and the like productize the individual node so that they are almost always the primary beneficiary.
'There are challenges to mutualism and rule of law,' he said, adding that no system would be able to survive without strong rule of law of system.
"There are challenges to mutualism and rule of law," he said, adding that no system would be able to survive without strong rule of law of system.
He further said that two States share the same aspirations of peace and prosperity and face the common issues, so there is need to adopt way of mutualism for getting benefit from each other experiences.
ISLAMABAD -- Minister for Religious Affairs, Pir Noor-ul-Haq Qadri emphasized that Pakistan and Egypt needed to adopt way of mutualism for getting benefit from each other experiences.
Rabbits need some help in digesting their vegetarian diet and that is where gut inhabitant mutualism comes in.
In addition to trade issues, both Foreign Ministers also discussed about the importance of people-to-people contacts between both countries so that the citizens may understand the mutualism of the partnership.
On the other hand, the interaction could be a net mutualism (or at least commensalism) if contribution is greater than exploitation.