endosymbiont

noun

en·​do·​sym·​bi·​ont ˌen-dō-ˈsim-ˌbī-ˌänt How to pronounce endosymbiont (audio) -bē- How to pronounce endosymbiont (audio)
variants also endosymbiote
: a symbiotic organism living within the body of its partner

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“Endosymbiont.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/endosymbiont. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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