noun, plural sym·bi·o·ses [sim-bee-oh-seez, -bahy-] /ˌsɪm biˈoʊ siz, -baɪ-/.
- the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism.
- (formerly) mutualism(def 1).
Origin of symbiosis
Examples from the Web for symbiosis
A professional ballroom dancer and instructor, her name reflects a parallel that runs in both BDSM and dance: symbiosis.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He points to the “symbiosis” of plot coming out of character development.Is ‘Satisfaction’ a Love Story That’s Too Real About Sex and Marriage?|David Masciotra|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Regardless, the symbiosis between the Democratic Party and Silicon Valley is, on a real level, disquieting.
The pig and Kris live in symbiosis, sharing feelings and visions with one another.‘Upstream Color,’ Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Drama, Is the Year’s Craziest Film (So Far)|Marlow Stern|April 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are Anna and Grace opposites doing different things or is there symbiosis?
We have here a very interesting case of symbiosis as mentioned above.
Symbiosis, parasitism and all the rest are just ways of describing variations of the same basic process of living together.Planet of the Damned|Harry Harrison
Since then, naturalists have often insisted upon the importance of various forms of symbiosis.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
This interesting case of symbiosis is equalled by yet another case.
The concepts parasitism, predatism, and symbiosis have all been used with various shades of meaning by different authors.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth
British Dictionary definitions for symbiosis
Word Origin for symbiosis
Word Origin and History for symbiosis
1877, as a biological term, "mutually beneficial association of two different organisms," from Modern Latin, from Greek symbiosis "a living together," from symbioun "live together," from symbios "(one) living together (with another), partner," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + bios "life" (see bio-). Given a wider (non-biological) sense by 1921. An earlier sense of "communal or social life" is found in 1620s.
Medicine definitions for symbiosis
n. pl. sym•bi•o•ses (-sēz)
Science definitions for symbiosis
Culture definitions for symbiosis
The process by which two organisms live together, usually to their mutual benefit. An example of a symbiotic pair are cows and the bacteria that live in their digestive tracts, enabling them to digest cellulose in grass.