What is SYMBIOSIS?

Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff 

1. In animal world, connection between organisms that share close bond that is beneficial for both of them; 2. Developmental psychology defines symbiosis as a phase in early development when child is completely dependant-physically and emotionally closely bonded with mother.

SYMBIOSIS: "Example: Mistletoe lives in symbiosis with a tree."

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