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antibiosis

an·ti·bi·o·sis

antibiosis

pronunciation:
aen ti baI o sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a relationship between two organisms that harms one of them. (Cf. symbiosis.)
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The word antibiosis contains the following parts:
anti- Latin prefix that means against, opposed
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).