Origin of symbiont
Related formssym·bi·on·tic [sim-bee-on-tik, -bahy-] /ˌsɪm biˈɒn tɪk, -baɪ-/, adjective
Examples from the Web for symbiote
The symbiote lived and flourished in its new environment, well protected by a bony skull in a long-lived host.
"I hate to think of a magter deprived of his symbiote," she said.
The symbiote might produce sugars, scavenge the blood of toxins—there are so many things it could do.
They paid a high price for their symbiote, but it didn't really matter to race-survival until now.
Yet this little organism is not a parasite as you might think at first, but a symbiote.