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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organism in a symbiotic relationship. Also called symbiote.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organism that lives in a symbiotic relationship; a symbiote.

Etymologies

Greek sumbiōn, sumbiount-, present participle of sumbioun, to live together; see symbiosis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
syn- + -biont (Wiktionary)

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