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sym·bi·o·sis

 (sĭm′bē-ō′sĭs, -bī-)
n. pl. sym·bi·o·ses (-sēz)
1. Biology A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
2. A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

[Greek sumbiōsis, companionship, from sumbioun, to live together, from sumbios, living together : sun-, syn- + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]

sym′bi·ot′ic (-ŏt′ĭk), sym′bi·ot′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
sym′bi·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.symbiotic - used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
dependent - relying on or requiring a person or thing for support, supply, or what is needed; "dependent children"; "dependent on moisture"
Translations
symbiotický
symbioottinen
symbiotisk

symbiotic

[ˌsɪmbɪˈɒtɪk] ADJsimbiótico

symbiotic

[ˌsɪmbaɪˈɒtɪk] adj [relationship] → symbiotique

symbiotic

adjsymbiotisch

symbiotic

[ˌsɪmbɪˈɒtɪk] adj (frm) (relationship) → simbiotico/a

sym·bi·ot·ic

a. simbiótico-a, rel. a la simbiosis.
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