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A symbiotic association in which one or more organisms live inside another, such as bacteria in human intestines.
en′do·sym′bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Botany) a type of symbiosis in which one organism lives inside the other, the two typically behaving as a single organism. It is believed to be the means by which such organelles as mitochondria and chloroplasts arose within eukaryotic cells
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en•do•sym•bi•o•sis(ˌɛn doʊˌsɪm biˈoʊ sɪs, -baɪ-)
symbiosis in which one symbiont lives within the body of the other.
en`do•sym`bi•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) adj.
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