endosymbiont

[en-doh-sim-bee-ont, -bahy-]
noun
a symbiont that lives within the body of the host.
Also, endosymbiote [en-doh-sim-bee-oht, -bahy-] .


Origin:
endo- + symbiont

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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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