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symbiont

 [sim´bi-ont, sim´be-ont]
an organism or species living in a state of symbiosis.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont),
An organism associated with another in symbiosis.
Synonym(s): mutualist, symbiote
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]

symbiont

(sĭm′bē-ŏnt′, -bī-)
n.
An organism in a symbiotic relationship. Also called symbiote.

sym′bi·on′tic adj.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont)
An organism associated with another in symbiosis.
Synonym(s): mutualist, symbiote.
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]

symbiont

an organism living in a state of SYMBIOSIS with another.

sym·bi·on

, symbiont (sim'bē-on, -ont)
Organism associated with another in symbiosis.
[G. symbion, neut. of symbiōs, living together]
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