living in symbiosis, or having an interdependent relationship: Many people feel the relationship between humans and dogs is symbiotic.
- Sometimes sym·bi·ot·i·cal .
- sym·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·sym·bi·ot·ic, adjective
- non·sym·bi·ot·i·cal, adjective
- non·sym·bi·ot·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use symbiotic in a sentence
For example, a number of insects use Hox genes to develop bacteriocytes for their symbiotic partners.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found | Viviane Callier | September 9, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
This illustrates the interdependency and symbiotic relationship of stores and e-commerce.A Corona Xmas: Why physical stores will power online shopping this holiday season | Greg Sterling | September 4, 2020 | Search Engine Land
This week’s presentation explores the symbiotic relationship between the two regions, including its effects on business, economics, technology, and culture.
Scientists thought gene losses might be most common among symbiotic or parasitic species, which can simplify themselves by outsourcing a lot of their functional needs to their partners or hosts.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity | Viviane Callier | September 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
Lichens are symbiotic composites of fungi and algae or cyanobacteria.What Is an Individual? Biology Seeks Clues in Information Theory. | Jordana Cepelewicz | July 16, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The relationship between artist and artisan is therefore very symbiotic, says Hetflaisz.
On earlier seasons of Louie, the humor and the morality were in perfect symbiotic balance.Why I Fell in Love With ‘Louie’ Again, Artistic Pretensions and All | Andrew Romano | June 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The symbiotic relationship is part of what The Plant calls its closed-loop system.
A strange symbiotic bond formed between us; their increasing dependency on our resources justifying our continued occupation.America’s Lost Decade in Iraq: A Marine Officer Looks Back | Benjamin Busch | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There is a symbiotic and cooperative relationship between Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza and those in Sinai.
This established the important principle of symbiotic fermentation and gave it a rational explanation.
All about them were curiosities of adaptation, freaks of ecological adjustment, marvels of symbiotic cooperation.Operation: Outer Space | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
But now there were machines which could enter into a truly symbiotic relationship with humanity.The Machine That Saved The World | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
In many species the central capsule encloses Xanthell or symbiotic yellow unicellular Alg.
The magter must have caught the symbiotic infection eating some Disan animal.Planet of the Damned | Harry Harrison