noun Date: circa 1940 symbiosis in which a symbiont dwells within the body of its symbiotic partner • endosymbiont nounendosymbiotic adjective

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  • endosymbiosis — (en do sim bi o sis) A type of symbiosis in which one organism is found within another organism …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • endosymbiosis — endosymbiotic /en doh sim bee ot ik, buy /, adj. /en doh sim bee oh sis, buy /, n. Biol. symbiosis in which one symbiont lives within the body of the other. [1935 40; ENDO + SYMBIOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • endosymbiosis — noun A condition of living within the body or cells of another organism. See Also: endosymbiont, endosymbiotic, endosymbiotic theory, symbiosis, symbiotic …   Wiktionary

  • endosymbiosis — en·do·sym·bi·o·sis .en dō .sim bī ō səs, bē n, pl o·ses .sēz symbiosis in which a symbiotic organism lives within the body of its partner en·do·sym·bi·ot·ic ät ik adj * * * en·do·sym·bi·o·sis (en″do sim″be oґsis) the state achieved… …   Medical dictionary

  • endosymbiosis — n. mutually dependent relationship in which one organism lives inside the body its partner (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endosymbiosis — en·do·symbiosis …   English syllables

  • endosymbiosis — en•do•sym•bi•o•sis [[t]ˌɛn doʊˌsɪm biˈoʊ sɪs, baɪ [/t]] n. ecl symbiosis in which one symbiont lives within the body of the other • Etymology: 1935–40 en do•sym′bi•ont ˌɒnt en do•sym bi•ot′ic ˈɒt ɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • endosymbiosis — /ˌɛndoʊsɪmbaɪˈoʊsəs/ (say endohsimbuy ohsuhs), / bi / (say bee ) noun a symbiotic relationship between cells of two or more different species, in which one inhabits the other, the larger being host to the smaller. {endo + symbiosis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • endosymbiosis — “+ noun (plural endosymbioses) Etymology: New Latin, from end + symbiosis : symbiosis involving a member which is living as an endosymbiont …   Useful english dictionary

  • Endosymbiotic theory — The endosymbiotic theory concerns the origins of mitochondria and plastids (e.g. chloroplasts), which are organelles of eukaryotic cells. According to this theory, these organelles originated as separate prokaryotic organisms which were taken… …   Wikipedia

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