Symbiont meaning

sĭmbē-ŏnt, -bī-
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An organism in a symbiotic relationship. In cases in which a distinction is made between two interacting organisms, the symbiont is the smaller of the two and is always a beneficiary in the relationship, while the larger organism is the host and may or may not derive a benefit.
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An organism in a symbiotic relationship.
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An organism living in a state of symbiosis.
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An organism in a symbiotic relationship.
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(ecology) An organism that lives in a symbiotic relationship; a symbiote.
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Origin of symbiont

  • Greek sumbiōn sumbiount- present participle of sumbioun to live together symbiosis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • syn- +"Ž -biont

    From Wiktionary