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endosymbiont

[en-doh-sim-bee-ont, -bahy-] /ˌɛn doʊˈsɪm biˌɒnt, -baɪ-/
noun
1.
a symbiont that lives within the body of the host.
Also, endosymbiote
[en-doh-sim-bee-oht, -bahy-] /ˌɛn doʊˈsɪm biˌoʊt, -baɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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  • Its role there is far from understood, but neither the host nor the endosymbiont can live without each other.

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