Definitions for antibiosisˌæn ti baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•ti•bi•o•sisˌæn ti baɪˈoʊ sɪs, ˌæn taɪ-(n.)

  1. an association between organisms that is injurious to one of them.

    Category: Ecology

Origin of antibiosis:

1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. antibiosis(noun)

    an association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another

Wiktionary

  1. antibiosis(Noun)

    An association between organisms that is detrimental to one or more of them; especially that due to a metabolic substance produced by one of them

Freebase

  1. Antibiosis

    Antibiosis is a biological interaction between two or more organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them or an antagonistic association between an organism and the metabolic substances produced by another. The general relationship between an antibiotic and an infectious organism is one of antibiosis. This word refers to an association of two organisms in which one is harmed or killed by the other. The relationship between human beings and disease-causing pathogens is one of antibiosis. If a person is affected by germs, he is the injured organism. Antibiosis is commonly found and studied between host plants and the insects which feed upon them. "Antibiosis resistance affects the biology of the insect so pest abundance and subsequent damage is reduced compared to that which would have occurred if the insect was on a susceptible crop variety. Antibiosis resistance often results in increased mortality or reduced longevity and reproduction of the insect."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Antibiosis

    A natural association between organisms that is detrimental to at least one of them. This often refers to the production of chemicals by one microorganism that is harmful to another.

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