endosymbiosis


en·do·sym·bi·o·sis

noun \ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\

Definition of ENDOSYMBIOSIS

:  symbiosis in which a symbiont dwells within the body of its symbiotic partner
en·do·sym·bi·ont \-ˈsim-bī-ˌänt, -bē-\ noun
en·do·sym·bi·ot·ic \-ˌsim-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\ adjective

First Known Use of ENDOSYMBIOSIS

circa 1940

en·do·sym·bi·o·sis

noun \ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural en·do·sym·bi·o·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ENDOSYMBIOSIS

: symbiosis in which a symbiotic organism lives within the body of its partner
en·do·sym·bi·ot·ic \-ˈät-ik\ adjective

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