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symbiont (plural symbionts)
- (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, 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.
organism in a symbiotic relationship
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symbiont m or n (plural symbionten)
symbiont m inan
Declension of symbiont
- symbiont in Polish dictionaries at PWN