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Symbiosis

Sym`bi`o´sis
antagonistic symbiosisorantipathetic symbiosis, inwhichtheassociationisdisadvantageousordestructivetooneoftheorganisms, butordinarilyitisusedofcaseswheretheassociationisadvantageous, oroftennecessary, tooneorboth, andnotharmfultoeither. Whenthereisbodilyunion (inextremecasessoclosethatthetwoformpracticallyasinglebody, asintheunionof algæ andfungitoformlichens, andintheinclusionof algæ inradiolarians) itiscalledconjunctive symbiosis; ifthereisnoactualunionoftheorganisms (asintheassociationofantswithmyrmecophytes), disjunctive symbiosis.
n.1.(Biol.) The living together in more or less imitative association or even close union of two dissimilar organisms. In a broad sense the term includes parasitism, or
Noun1.symbiosis - the relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other
Synonyms: mutualism
accompaniment, accordance, agglomeration, agglutination, aggregation, agreement, alliance, articulation, association, bipartisanship, bond, bracketing, cahoots, clustering, co-working, coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship, codirectorship, coincidence, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism, collectivity, collusion, combination, combined effort, commensalism, commensality, common effort, common enterprise, communalism, communication, communism, communitarianism, community, complicity, concatenation, concert, concerted action, concomitance, concord, concordance, concourse, concurrence, confluence, congeries, conglomeration, conjugation, conjunction, connection, consilience, conspiracy, convergence, cooperation, cooperativeness, copulation, correspondence, coupling, duet, duumvirate, ecology, ecosystem, ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, esprit, esprit de corps, fellow feeling, fellowship, gathering, harmony, hookup, intercommunication, intercourse, interlinking, joinder, joining, joining of forces, joint effort, joint operation, jointure, junction, knotting, liaison, linkage, linking, marriage, mass action, meeting, merger, merging, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism, mutuality, octet, pairing, parasitism, pooling, pooling of resources, pulling together, quartet, quintet, reciprocity, saprophytism, septet, sextet, simultaneity, solidarity, splice, symbiotics, synchronism, synergism, synergy, team spirit, teamwork, tie, tie-in, tie-up, trio, triumvirate, troika, unification, union, united action, yoking
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