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sym•bi•o•sis



Pronunciation: (sim"bē-ō'sis, -bī-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/symbiosis.html on line 77 [key]
n.,
pl. -sesPronunciation: (-sēz). Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/symbiosis.html on line 91 [key]

1. Biol.
a. the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, amensalism, or parasitism.
b. (formerly) mutualism (def. 1).
2. Psychiatry.a relationship between two people in which each person is dependent upon and receives reinforcement, whether beneficial or detrimental, from the other.
3. Psychoanal.the relationship between an infant and its mother in which the infant is dependent on the mother both physically and emotionally.
4. any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/symbiosis.html on line 150 symbiosis (Encyclopedia)

 

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