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 (sĭm′bē-ŏnt′, -bī-)
An organism in a symbiotic relationship. Also called symbiote.

[Greek sumbiōn, sumbiount-, present participle of sumbioun, to live together; see symbiosis.]

sym′bi·on′tic adj.


(Biology) an organism living in a state of symbiosis
[C19: from Greek sumbioun to live together, from bioun to live]
ˌsymbiˈontic adj
ˌsymbiˈontically adv


(ˈsɪm biˌɒnt, -baɪ-)

an organism living in a state of symbiosis.
[1885–90; < Greek symbiont-, s. of symbiṓn, present participle of symbioûn to live together; see symbiosis, -biont]
sym`bi•on′tic, adj.
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Disruption of microbial symbionts that are required by insects would substantially impact their pest status.
Including over 3,500 references, this authoritative work serves as an access point to the primary literature on their life histories, higher systematics, diapause and seasonal cycles, pathogens, symbionts, semiochemistry, and pest management control strategies for pentatomoid bugs.
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Researchers currently hypothesize that microbes and parasites may play a role in down-regulating the immune system and in the absence of a low grade preoccupation with these symbionts, the immune system becomes overly aggressive and turns up the inflammation response that drives expression of autoimmune illnesses.
fornicatus, and the beetle diet inoculated with beetle fungal symbionts. Blocks of 4 multi-funnel Lindgren traps were deployed in 14 avocado orchards in south Florida known to have E.