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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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Objective: The application of antimicrobial compounds produced by hosts or defensive symbionts to counter the effects of diseases has been identified in a number of organisms, But despite extensive studies on their presence, We know essentially nothing about why antimicrobials do not trigger rampant resistance evolution in target parasites.
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Distribution of secondary symbionts in Israeli populations of Bemisia tabaci.
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When she assumes an identity, she then strives to identify with other beings, including other human symbionts.
The parasitological analysis showed two species of copepods, Pseudomyicola spinosus and a calanoid species in the mantle cavity and gills; additionally, a turbellarian species was also observed in the mantle cavity, none of these symbionts were related to tissue damage.
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.
Diet was inoculated with the beetle's fungal symbionts 3 wk prior to trapping.
Professor Wiedenmann, who runs the University's Coral Reef Laboratory based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, continues: "As soon as you leave the Gulf, corals start to host different symbionts.
We conducted an experiment during a discovery based Cell Biology class at the University of West Alabama to identify possible beneficial fungal symbionts from a healthy plant in a harsh environment.
Despite a reputation as fierce predators on animals captured in their foraging raids, many species of army ants support a rich assemblage of symbionts that are invertebrates and vertebrates (Holldobler and Wilson, 1990).