noun. ['ˈmjuːtʃuːˌəˌlɪzəm'] the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other.
- -ism (English)
- mutual (English)
- mutuel (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
Words that Rhyme with Mutualism
Example sentences of the word mutualism
1. Verb, base form
Adding the word "cleaning" to mutualism indicates that one partner removes external parasites from the other.
2. Noun, singular or mass
Sometimes, such as in the case of mutualism, they will be both benefit from the relationship.