- syn- + -biont (Wiktionary)
- Greek sumbiōn, sumbiount-, present participle of sumbioun, to live together; see symbiosis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She then finds herself what is termed a symbiont, which is one who provides a regular blood source to the vampires known as Ina.”
“But they didn't tell her that merging with the symbiont was the easy part.”
“Symbiogenesis – the appearance of new behaviors, tissues, organs, organ systems, physiologies or species as a result of symbiont interaction – is the major source of evolutionary novelty in eukaryotes: animals, plants and fungi.”
“The progression from symbiont to organelle involves many steps or processes.”
“Among these is a migration of genes from the symbiont genome to the host genome.”
“Again, these are coevolved populations that recognize molecular properties of the host and symbiont.”
“All right, the Dax symbiont I carry may well have been married before, but I'm Jadzia, and I want this to be a good one!”
“The fact that she has been a symbiont in a male Trill body is a little bewildering, but as I am convinced that Jadzia is all woman, I have chosen her.”
“In light of the fact that sometimes religious belief (however mistaken it may be) manifestly helps people flourish (and even helps them preserve their mental health), while other times it gets them killed or makes them crazy, the proper term for the God meme isn't "virus" or "parasite" but the neutral "symbiont.”
“Logan and Jean, out separately for air, come across a bizarre murderer with a mutant symbiont and split personality.”
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