- the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism.
- (formerly) mutualism (def. 1).
Origin of symbiosis
OTHER WORDS FROM symbiosissym·bi·ot·ic [sim-bee-ot-ik, -bahy-], /ˌsɪm biˈɒt ɪk, -baɪ-/, sym·bi·ot·i·cal, adjective
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How to use symbiosis in a sentence
He and Antetokounmpo amplify each other’s strengths and mitigate the other’s weaknesses, and they’re a wonderful duo because of that symbiosis.
Scientists want to know if this symbiosis holds up in microgravity.Dozens of baby squid are orbiting our planet right now|Monroe Hammond|June 23, 2021|Popular-Science
If you’re not aware that you’re in this deep symbiosis, you’ll do crazy stuff that’s not good for the overall equilibrium.My 3 Greatest Revelations - Issue 102: Hidden Truths|Caleb Scharf|June 16, 2021|Nautilus
We exist in an uneasy symbiosis with this dataome, whose interests may not always align with ours even though the information it carries for us is critical for our evolutionary success.Is the Universe Open-Ended? - Issue 102: Hidden Truths|Caleb Scharf|June 16, 2021|Nautilus
The study suggests that counter-intuitive to common belief, AI seems to be better at decoding brain signals that underlie our more complex behaviors, rather than simple ones—an invitation to reimagine the potential of a brain-computer symbiosis.A New Brain Implant Turns Thoughts Into Text With 90 Percent Accuracy|Shelly Fan|May 18, 2021|Singularity Hub
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?
It is probably caused by two micro-organisms living in symbiosis—one a fusiform bacillus, the other a long spirillum (Fig. 124).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
They're bored through and through with animal runs, and two or three species of beasts live in a sort of symbiosis inside.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
This ranges from a complete destruction of the host by the parasite to a harmless and even advantageous symbiosis.
Symbiosis is found among the protista, being very wide-spread among the radiolaria.The Wonders of Life|Ernst Haeckel
Since then, naturalists have often insisted upon the importance of various forms of symbiosis.Evolution in Modern Thought|Ernst Haeckel
British Dictionary definitions for symbiosis
Derived forms of symbiosissymbiotic or rare symbiotical, adjective
Word Origin for symbiosis
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Scientific definitions for symbiosis
Other words from symbiosissymbiotic adjective
Cultural 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.