endosymbiosis

noun
en·​do·​sym·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endosymbiosis (audio) , -bē-\

Definition of endosymbiosis

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

Other Words from endosymbiosis

endosymbiont \ ˌen-​dō-​ˈsim-​bī-​ˌänt How to pronounce endosymbiont (audio) , -​bē-​ \ noun
endosymbiotic \ ˌen-​dō-​ˌsim-​bī-​ˈä-​tik How to pronounce endosymbiotic (audio) , -​bē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of endosymbiosis

1932, in the meaning defined above

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endosymbiosis

noun
en·​do·​sym·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌen-dō-ˌsim-bī-ˈō-səs How to pronounce endosymbiosis (audio) , -bē- How to pronounce endosymbiosis (audio) \
plural endosymbioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce endosymbioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of endosymbiosis

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

Other Words from endosymbiosis

endosymbiotic \ -​ˈät-​ik How to pronounce endosymbiotic (audio) \ adjective

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