[met-uh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌmɛt ə baɪˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, Biology.
a mode of living in which one organism is dependent on another for preparation of an environment in which it can live.

metabiosis met·a·bi·o·sis (mět’ə-bī-ō’sĭs)
Dependence of one organism on another for the preparation of an environment in which it can live.


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