Translation of "symbiosis" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun /(British ) ˌsimbiˈousis, ˌsimbaiˈousis; (American) ˌsimbiːˈousis, ˌsimbaiˈousis/ (plural symbioses)

(biology) a mutually beneficial relationship between two different living things that live close to each other

Researchers have discovered an unusual symbiosis between tiny single-celled algae and highly specialized bacteria.

a mutually beneficial relationship between people or organizations

a symbiosis between corrupt government officials and organized crime.
symbiotic /ˌsimbaiˈotik; American ˌsimbiːotik/ adjective

Lichens are a good example of a symbiotic relationship between two microbes, fungi and algae.
symbiotically /ˌsimbaiˈotikəli; American ˌsimbiːotikliː/ adverb

Working together, the jazz pianist and the classical violinist demonstrate how the genres of classical music and jazz are symbiotically linked.

(Translation of “symbiosis” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)