symbiosis

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From Ancient Greek συμβίωσις (sumbíōsis, living together).

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symbiosis (plural symbioses)

  1. A relationship of mutual benefit.
    1. (ecology) A close, prolonged association between two or more organisms of different species that normally benefits both members.
  2. (biology) A close, prolonged association between two or more organisms of different species, regardless of benefit to the members.
  3. (possibly obsolete) The state of people living together in a community.

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