Definition of Antibiosis

1. Noun. An association between organisms that is harmful to one of them or between organisms and a metabolic product of another.

Generic synonyms: Association



Definition of Antibiosis

1. Noun. (biology) 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 ¹

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Definition of Antibiosis

1. [n -BIOSES]

Medical Definition of Antibiosis

1. A relationship between two species in which one species is actively harmed (as by the production of toxins by the harming species). Compare: symbiosis. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antibiosis

antibaryonic
antibaryons
antibattery
antibeauty
antibechic
antiberiberi factor
antiberiberi vitamin
antibias
antibike
antibilious
antibillboard
antibiogram
antibiograms
antibiont
antibioses
antibiosis (current term)
antibiotherapy
antibiotic
antibiotic-resistant
antibiotic drug
antibiotic enterocolitis
antibiotic eye drops
antibiotic induced enteritis
antibiotic induced gastroenteritis
antibiotic ointment
antibiotic prophylaxis
antibiotic resistance
antibiotic resistance gene
antibiotic sensitivity

Literary usage of Antibiosis

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1. Household Bacteriology for Students in Domestic Sciences by Estelle Denis Buchanan, Robert Earle Buchanan (1913)
"The relationships are denoted by the terms symbiosis, antibiosis, ... antibiosis is the reverse of the preceding, it is the condition that obtains when ..."

2. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"On the other hand, there are curious instances of antibiosis, thus sarcoma may disappear after erysipelas. When and Where to Disinfect—It naturally suggests ..."

3. Microbiology for Agricultural and Domestic Science Students by Charles Edward Marshall, Frederic Theodore Bioletti (1911)
"From the viewpoint of the protein bacteria, the relation is antibiosis. Another illustration of antibiosis is the acetic fermentation. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"It seems not impossible that the biological relationships of these cases one to another could be shown thus:— antibiosis. Symbiosis. ^ . ..."

5. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1899)
"This state of affairs has been termed antibiosis. It seems not impossible that the biological relationships of these cases one to another could be shown ..."

6. Veterinary Bacteriology: A Treatise on the Bacteria, Yeasts, Molds, and by Robert Earle Buchanan (1911)
"SYMBIOSIS, antibiosis. AND COMMENSALISM Two organisms that live together and ... antibiosis is that condition which obtains when organisms prove inimical to ..."

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