Definition of symbiotic in US English:

symbiotic

adjective

Biology
  • 1Involving interaction between two different organisms living in close physical association.

    ‘the fungi form symbiotic associations with the roots of plant species’
    • ‘These fungi form symbiotic associations with the roots of most plant species.’
    • ‘The nitrogen fixation process depends on a successful symbiotic relationship between a bacteria species and a host plant.’
    • ‘Butterfly caterpillars produce calls that appear to play a role in maintaining symbiotic associations with ants.’
    • ‘Almost all higher plants and animals make use of symbiotic bacteria to perform many of their functions.’
    • ‘The relationship between host and parasite is essentially symbiotic.’
    1. 1.1 Denoting a mutually beneficial relationship between different people or groups.
      ‘the reader can have a symbiotic relationship with the writer’
      • ‘They have a sort of symbiotic relationship and mutual need for each other.’
      • ‘I thought we could have a perfect symbiotic relationship, one that both sides could benefit from.’
      • ‘The association seems to have been a symbiotic one, with each informing the other.’
      • ‘Working with Robert was one of the most symbiotic experiences I've ever had.’
      • ‘The townspeople's actions indicate a symbiotic unity, as though they are one being seeking to drain an enemy.’
      • ‘The two formed a close friendship and a symbiotic working relationship.’
      • ‘We have reached a perfect symbiotic relationship.’
      • ‘It is difficult and unreasonable to separate the soundtrack from the film; they are symbiotic.’
      • ‘The record, film and advertising industries have developed much more symbiotic relationships.’
      • ‘As a model of symbiotic acting, these performances are unrivaled by anything else I've seen this year.’

Pronunciation

symbiotic

/ˌsɪmbaɪˈɑdɪk//ˌsimbīˈädik/