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
Related Words for symbiosisbody, living, woman, survival, soul, person, growth, existence, man, teamwork, synergy, unity, partnership, harmony, service, collaboration, aid, assistance, participation, consciousness
Examples from the Web for symbiosis
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 20, 2014
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?
September 19, 2014
Regardless, the symbiosis between the Democratic Party and Silicon Valley is, on a real level, disquieting.The GOP’s Huge, Growing Modernity Gap
June 9, 2013
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)
April 6, 2013
Are Anna and Grace opposites doing different things or is there symbiosis?Inside Vogue's Queendom
August 26, 2009
Historical Examples of symbiosis
Symbiotic: species that live together in a state of symbiosis.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
What illustrations of symbiosis in human society occur to you?Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
The intracellular bacteria of the cockroach in relation to symbiosis.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches
Louis M. Roth
Parasitism is unsatisfactory, when the Maker got us started on symbiosis.Voyage To Eternity
Since then numerous other cases of symbiosis have been demonstrated.
Word Origin 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.