- the union of two animals, naturally or experimentally, as by blood circulatory connections
- the temporary and reversible suspension of a vital life process
- the living together of two or more different species, as in mixed flocks of birds or in mixed colonies of ants
para- + -biosis
See parabiosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. par·a·bi·o·ses (-sēz)
- The natural or surgical union of anatomical parts of two organisms, usually involving exchange of blood, as in the development of Siamese twins or in certain transplant operations.
- A temporary suspension of conductivity or excitability in a nerve.
- parˌa·bi·otˈic (-ŏtˈĭk) adjective
- parˌa·bi·otˈi·cal·ly adverb
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