Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or resembling symbiosis; living in that kind of consociation called symbiosis; exhibiting or having the character of symbiosis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Biol.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, or living in, a state of symbiosis.

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  • adjective biology Of, or relating to symbiosis; living together.
  • adjective Of a relationship with mutual benefit between two individuals or organisms.
  • noun astronomy symbiotic star

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  • adjective used of organisms (especially of different species) living together but not necessarily in a relation beneficial to each

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • If you can let your readers know about this page it will be more popular and your own blog will receive more traffic as a consequence -- it's what you call a symbiotic relationship and it's lovely.

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  • Second, there is a great deal of consensus for endosymbiosis — the idea that prokaryotes in symbiotic relationships eventually led or helped to lead to eukaryotes.

    Behe and Gene discuss the Evolution of the Flagellum

  • Some of these odd-couple partnerships have their roots in symbiotic benefit: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Frist all made common cause with Clinton as a means of moderating their partisan image, just as she has used alliances with previous conservative critics to moderate hers.

    Take Two: Hillary's Choice

  • Some of these odd-couple partnerships have their roots in symbiotic benefit: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Frist all made common cause with Clinton as a means of moderating their partisan image, just as she has used alliances with previous conservative critics to moderate hers.

    Take Two: Hillary's Choice

  • Some of these odd-couple partnerships have their roots in symbiotic benefit: Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Frist all made common cause with Clinton as a means of moderating their partisan image, just as she has used alliances with previous conservative critics to moderate hers.

    Take Two: Hillary's Choice

  • Maintaining that fundamentalism often exists in symbiotic relationship with an aggressive modernity, each impelling the other on to greater excess, she suggests compassion as a way to defuse what is now an intensifying conflict.

    The Battle For God: Summary and book reviews of The Battle For God by Karen Armstrong.

  • It would have failed without the two forces in symbiotic relationship.

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  • Thus, the harbinger would conclude that in general terms, if the tie were to be fairly implemented and other elements of the relationship were equally scrutinised to the benefit of long term symbiotic operational harmony, neither party would complain in the most part.

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  • Thus, the harbinger would conclude that in general terms, if the tie were to be fairly implemented and other elements of the relationship were equally scrutinised to the benefit of long term symbiotic operational harmony, neither party would complain in the most part.

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  • But it also fits with other evidence of a long-term symbiotic relationship between the Bushes and the bin-Ladens.

    Consortiumnews.com

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