antibiosis
1. An association of two organisms that is detrimental to one of them, in contrast to probiosis. 2. Production of an antibiotic by bacteria or other organisms inhibitory to other living things, especially among soil microbes. [anti- + G. biosis, life]

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an·ti·bi·o·sis .ant-i-bī-'ō-səs, .an-.tī-; .ant-i-bē- n, pl -o·ses -.sēz antagonistic association between organisms to the detriment of one of them or between one organism and a metabolic product of another

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an·ti·bi·o·sis (an″te-) (an″ti-bi-oґsis) [anti- + biosis] 1. an association between two organisms that is detrimental to one of them. 2. a relationship between one organism and an antibiotic produced by another.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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