trophobiosis


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trophobiosis

(ˌtrɒfəʊˌbaɪˈəʊsɪs)
n
the exchange of nourishment between organisms in a symbiotic relationship
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Noun1.trophobiosis - a symbiotic relation in which one organism protects the other in return for some kind of food product
mutualism, symbiosis - the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
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Trophobiosis cases between Hemiptera species and ants were observed during the study performance.