endosymbiosis

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noun en·do·sym·bi·o·sis \ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\

Definition of endosymbiosis

  1. :  symbiosis in which a symbiont dwells within the body of its symbiotic partner

endosymbiont

play \ˌen-dō-ˈsim-bī-ˌänt, -bē-\ noun

endosymbiotic

play \ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈä-tik, -bē-\ adjective

1932

First Known Use of endosymbiosis

1932


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endosymbiosis

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noun en·do·sym·bi·o·sis \ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs, -bē-\

Medical Definition of endosymbiosis

plural

endosymbioses

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  1. :  symbiosis in which a symbiotic organism lives within the body of its partner

endosymbiotic

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