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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 existence a relationship between people or organizations that depend on each other equally
symbiotic
adjective uk   /-ˈɒt.ɪk/  us   /-ˈɑː.t̬ɪk/ specialized
a symbiotic relationship
symbiotically
adverb uk   /-ˈɒt.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /-ɑː.t̬ɪ.kəl.i/ specialized
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