Word: symbiont

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organism living in close physical association with another; parasites are a subtype


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  1. A useful word that will allow us to say “Sopbogh [symbiont]” for parasite. I guess symbiosis would be “[symbiont] [relationship]”?

     

    By the way, how do you say “relationship” in Klingon?

    1. Technically parasitism is any close physical relationship between species of organisms in which one benefits and the other is harmed without being killed; the parasite need not consume the tissue of the host for instance. So ghongbogh [symbiont] exploiting [symbiont] could mean parasite.

      Talking about relationships is not restricted to one term. Between more sentient beings this might be a ruS bond depending on the formal nature of the relationship. To describe other relationships one uses the verb rarchuq be related (conceptually)

      What is the relationship between these two species? [lit. How are these two species connected with each other?]
      chay’ rarchuq cha’ yaghvam?

      1. Correction: cha’ mutvam means these two species. cha’ yaghvam is these two organisms.

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