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MUTUALISM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mutualism mean? 

MUTUALISM (noun)
  The noun MUTUALISM has 1 sense:

1. the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

  Familiarity information: MUTUALISM used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUTUALISM (noun)


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Meaning:

The relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

mutualism; symbiosis

Hypernyms ("mutualism" is a kind of...):

interdependence; interdependency; mutuality (a reciprocal relation between interdependent entities (objects or individuals or groups))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mutualism"):

trophobiosis (a symbiotic relation in which one organism protects the other in return for some kind of food product)


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