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symbiotic

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Etymology

From symbiosis from Ancient Greek συμβίωσις (sumbiōsis) from σύν (sun), with) + βίος (bios), life).

Pronunciation

Adjective

symbiotic (not comparable)

Positive
symbiotic

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (biology) Of, or relating to symbiosis; living together.
    A lichen is a fungus with symbiotic algae among its cells.
  2. Of a relationship with mutual benefit between two individuals or organisms.

Usage notes

Although the biologic meaning of symbiotic strictly refers to "living together", regardless of the nature of the relationship, in casual speech the word typically implies a beneficial relationship.

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