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Symbiosis GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Symbiosis GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˌsɪm.baɪˈəʊ.sɪs/ (noun)


a close relationship between animals or plants that makes them dependent on each other for growth and survival, interdependency, mutual helpfulness or relationship, interaction, association, synergy, cooperation, interdependence


Symbiosis is any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different biological organisms, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic. The organisms, each termed a symbiont, must be of different species. In 1879, Heinrich Anton de Bary defined it as “the living together of unlike organisms”. The term was subject to a century-long debate about whether it should specifically denote mutualism, as in lichens. Biologists have now abandoned that restriction.

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independency, independence

Parts of speech

Adjective: symbiotic

Adverb: symbiotically

Adjective: symbiotical

Noun: symbiont

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