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symbiosis

sym·bi·o·sis

symbiosis

 
 
pronunciation:
sIm baI o sihs [or] sIm bi o sihs
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part of speech: noun
inflections: symbioses
definition: a close association, usu. a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms.
Algae and fungi sometimes live in symbiosis, with algae providing food that fungi can not make, and fungi providing algae with water they need to live.
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derivations: symbiotic (adj.), symbiotically (adv.)
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