mutualism definition

  • noun:
    • An association between organisms of two different species for which each member benefits.
    • any relationship between two species that benefits both; usually involves the trade of substances or solutions
    • The doctrine of mutual dependence as the condition of individual and social benefit.
    • A symbiosis in which two organisms residing together mutually and forever help and support one another.
    • Lichens tend to be examples among flowers.
    • the connection between two different types of organisms which can be interdependent; each gains benefits from one other

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