symbiotic

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  • Symbiotic — Sym bi*ot ic ([i^]m b[i^]*[o^]t [i^]k), a. [Gr. symbiwtiko s.] (Biol.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, or living in, a state of symbiosis. {Sym bi*ot ic*al}, a. {Sym bi*ot ic*al*ly}, adv. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbiotic — 1882, in biology, from SYMBIOSIS (Cf. symbiosis). Of human activities, from 1951 …   Etymology dictionary

  • symbiotic — [[t]sɪ̱mbiɒ̱tɪk, baɪ [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A symbiotic relationship is one in which organisms, people, or things exist together in a way that benefits them all. ...fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with the trees of these… …   English dictionary

  • symbiotic — 1. adjective /ˌsɪm.baɪˈɒt.ɪk,ˌsɪm.biˈɒt.ɪk,ˌsɪm.baɪˈɑt.ɪk,ˌsɪm.biˈɑt.ɪk/ a) Of, or relating to symbiosis; living together. A lichen is a fungus with symbiotic algae among its cells. b) Of a relationship with mutual benefit between two individuals …   Wiktionary

  • symbiotic — Dependent De*pend ent, a. [L. dependens, entis, p. pr. dependere. See {Depend}, and cf. {Dependant}.] 1. Hanging down; as, a dependent bough or leaf. [1913 Webster] 2. Relying on, or subject to, something else for support; not able to exist, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • symbiotic — adj. Symbiotic is used with these nouns: ↑relationship …   Collocations dictionary

  • symbiotic — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [sim bee AW tik] referring to a relationship that is mutually beneficial. Bees and flowers enjoy a symbiotic relationship. SYN.: mutually beneficial, mutually advantageous, give and take,… …   English dictionary for students

  • symbiotic — sym|bi|ot|ic [ˌsımbaıˈɔtık US ˈa: ] adj formal a symbiotic relationship is one in which the people, organizations, or living things involved depend on each other …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • symbiotic — symbiosis ► NOUN (pl. symbioses) Biology ▪ interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association, especially to the advantage of both. DERIVATIVES symbiotic adjective. ORIGIN Greek sumbi sis , from sumbioun live… …   English terms dictionary

  • Symbiotic novae star — Symbiotic novae occur in double star systems, where mass lost by a red giant is accumulated by wind accretion onto a wite dwarf. When a critical mass has been reached, a nova like outburst of long duration sets in, the outbursts lasts many dozons …   Wikipedia

  • Symbiotic bacteria — are bacteria living in symbiosis with another organism or each other. For example, Zoamastogopera, found in the stomach of termites, enable them to digest cellulose.Symbiotic bacteria are able to live in or on plant or animal tissue. In digestive …   Wikipedia

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