Symbiotic vs Toxophil - What's the difference?

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Symbiotic is a see also of toxophil.


In biology|lang=en terms the difference between symbiotic and toxophil

is that symbiotic is (biology) of, or relating to symbiosis; living together while toxophil is (biology) in harmony with a toxin.

As adjectives the difference between symbiotic and toxophil

is that symbiotic is (biology) of, or relating to symbiosis; living together while toxophil is (biology) having an affinity with an organic poison (toxin).

As a noun symbiotic

is (astronomy) symbiotic star.

symbiotic

English

Adjective

(-)
  • (biology) Of, or relating to symbiosis; living together.
  • A lichen is a fungus with symbiotic algae among its cells.
  • *
  • Of a relationship with mutual benefit between two individuals or organisms.
  • Usage notes

    Although the biologic meaning of symbiotic strictly refers to "living together", regardless of the nature of the relationship, in casual speech the word typically implies a beneficial relationship.

    Synonyms

    * (with mutual benefit) mutualistic

    Derived terms

    * symbiotically

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (astronomy) symbiotic star
  • toxophil

    English

    Alternative forms

    * toxophile

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (biology) Having an affinity with an organic poison (toxin).
  • (biology) In harmony with a toxin.
  • Usage notes

    * usually said of an organism which produces or otherwise benefits from a poison

    See also

    * symbiotic