symbiont

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From sym- +‎ -biont.

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symbiont (plural symbionts)

  1. (ecology) An organism that lives in a symbiotic relationship.
    Synonym: symbiote
    • 2019 December 9, JoAnna Klein, “Seawater Is Filled With a Sugary Feast. Here’s How Sponges Eat It.”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      It had been known that sponges somehow took in dissolved organic matter, but it remained unclear whether they could do it on their own or needed help from their bacterial symbionts.

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symbiont m

  1. symbiote, symbiont (ecology)

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Probably borrowed. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌsɪm.biˈɔnt/
  • Hyphenation: sym‧bi‧ont
  • Rhymes: -ɔnt

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symbiont m or n (plural symbionten)

  1. A symbiont, a symbiote.
    Synonym: symbioot

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Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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symbiont m inan

  1. (biology) symbiont, symbiote

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