[ en-doh-sim-bee-ont, -bahy- ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈsɪm biˌɒnt, -baɪ- /
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a symbiont that lives within the body of the host.
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Also en·do·sym·bi·ote [en-doh-sim-bee-oht, -bahy-]. /ˌɛn doʊˈsɪm biˌoʊt, -baɪ-/.
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Example sentences from the Web for endosymbiont
Even the mechanisms that reliably guarantee the endosymbionts will get into the right cells of their hosts and be passed from one generation to the next can be mysterious.
These endosymbionts were one of the first ever described in an animal.