Symbiosis is defined as relationships or interactions between people or organisms which are mutually beneficial to both.(noun)
An example of symbiosis is when a small fish cleans the teeth of a large fish and the large fish protects the small fish from predators.
See symbiosis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ModL < Gr symbiōsis < symbioun, to live together < syn-, together + bios, life: see bio-
See symbiosis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. sym·bi·o·ses (-sēz)
Origin: Greek sumbiōsis, companionship
Origin: , from sumbioun, to live together
Origin: , from sumbios, living together
Origin: : sun-, syn-
Origin: + bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.
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