sym·bi·o·sis / sim.bye.oh.sis /
noun – a relationship between multiple animals and/or plants where they live together. This relationship can be mutualism, parasitism, or commensalism. Check out these individual pages for definitions!
a study note: typically, when you hear “symbiosis” on the internet, people are referring to a mutualistic relationship. Otherwise, we normally just say “parasitic” or “commensalistic” relationships.
related forms of symbiosis: symbiotic (an organism displaying symbiosis)
symbiosis in a sentence: The marine iguana and the sally lightfoot crab have formed a symbiotic relationship.
examples of symbiosis in nature: cats & people, flowers & bees, fleas & hosts, mosquitos & hosts, birds & trees