Of or pertaining yo symbiosis in biology, denoting a close, prolonged association between two or more different organisms of different species that may be, but does not necessarily, of mutual benefit. → symbiotic star.
symbiotic B[e] star (symB[e])
setâre-ye B[e]-ye hamzi
Fr.: étoile B[e] symbiotique
Fr.: étoile symbiotique
A stellar object whose optical spectrum displays lines characteristic of gases of two very different temperatures, typically of an M star (3500 K) and a B star (20 000 K) superimposed. A symbiotic star is in fact a close binary system.