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.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Mu"tu*al*ism (?), n. Ethics

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

F. Harrison. H. Spencer. Mallock.

 

© Webster 1913.

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