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symbiont

[sim-bee-ont, -bahy-] /ˈsɪm biˌɒnt, -baɪ-/
noun, Biology
1.
an organism living in a state of symbiosis.
Also, symbiote
[sim-bee-oht, -bahy-] /ˈsɪm biˌoʊt, -baɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Greek symbiont- (stem of symbiṓn), present participle of symbioûn to live together; see symbiosis, onto-
Related forms
symbiontic
[sim-bee-on-tik, -bahy-] /ˌsɪm biˈɒn tɪk, -baɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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symbiont

/ˈsɪmbɪˌɒnt/
noun
1.
an organism living in a state of symbiosis
Derived Forms
symbiontic, adjective
symbiontically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek sumbioun to live together, from bioun to live
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