Definition of "symbiosis" [‖Sym•bi•o•sis]

  • (noun) Biology A close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may, but does not necessarily, benefit each member.
  • (noun) A relationship of mutual benefit or dependence.

Use "symbiosis" in a sentence

  • "I often wonder what kind of science career she might have had, had she been born later -- did you know she was the first to identify lichen as two organisms living in symbiosis?"
  • "They may be said to live in symbiosis with their environment."
  • "Rather, they recognize the inherent conflicts that arise among the demands of the various stakeholders as well as the need to endeavor to attain "symbiosis" - that is, interdependence and mutual benefit-among the various stakeholder groups."

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