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symbiosis

noun [U] uk   /ˌsɪm.baɪˈəʊ.sɪs/ us    /-ˈoʊ-/
specialized biology a relationship between two types of animal or plant in which each provides for the other the conditions necessary for its continued existenceEssential or necessary a relationship between people or organizations that depend on each other equallyEssential or necessary
symbiotic
adjective uk   /-ˈɒt.ɪk/ us    /-ˈɑː.t̬ɪk/ specialized
a symbiotic relationshipEssential or necessary
symbiotically
adverb uk   /-ˈɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/ specialized
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