Definition of Mutualism

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

Exact synonyms: Symbiosis
Generic synonyms: Interdependence, Interdependency, Mutuality
Specialized synonyms: Trophobiosis
Derivative terms: Symbiotic



Definition of Mutualism

1. n. The doctrine of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social welfare.

Definition of Mutualism

1. Noun. (ecology) any interaction between two species that benefits both; typically involves the exchange of substances or services ¹

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Definition of Mutualism

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Medical Definition of Mutualism

1. A type of symbiosis where two (or more) organisms from different species live in close proximity to one another and rely on one another for nutrients, protection, or other life functions. Both (or all) of the organisms involved benefit from the relationship. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mutualism

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Literary usage of Mutualism

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1. People's Banks: A Record of Social and Economic Success by Henry William Wolff (1896)
"CO-OPERATIVE banking, like every other kind of co-opera- "mutualism'' tion, has two aspects. You may co-operate merely to help a"ion. ..."

2. French Civilization in the Nineteenth Century: A Historical Introduction by Albert Léon Guérard (1914)
"Social policy of the Radicals : mutualism. After the Commune there was a lull in the labour movement. The International, everywhere looked upon with ..."

3. Comparative Legal Philosophy Applied to Legal Institutions by Luigi Miraglia (1912)
"COLLECTIVISM AND mutualism. —THE THEORY OF MARX. —CRITICISM OF COLLECTIVISM AND OF THE THEORY OF MARX. —TRUSTS. § 296. Industrial Property is Important. ..."

4. The Distribution of Ownership by Joseph Harding Underwood (1907)
"Socialism is an alarming word. mutualism is a " symbiosis in which two organisms living together, mutually and permanently help and support one another. ..."

5. The evolution of plant life, lower forms by George Massee (1891)
"General Characteristics—Development of mutualism or Commensalism —The ... Ideas—Probable Origin of mutualism —Do Lichens constitute a Terminal Group ? ..."

6. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"The gnotobiotic zebrafish model will help elucidate the various signaling mechanisms between animals and their resident microbes. HOST-BACTERIAL mutualism ..."

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