I was just wondering if there is a verb for "to share an environment"; the word needs to depict how a non-indigenous organism can share an environment with an indigenous organism in harmony.

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sym•bi•o•sis (ˌsɪm biˈoʊ sɪs, -baɪ-)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a. the living together of two dissimilar organisms, as in mutualism, commensalism, or parasitism.
b. (formerly) mutualism.
2. any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc.
[1615–25; < Greek symbíōsis=symbiō-, variant s. of symbioûn to live together (sym- sym- + bioûn to live) + -sis -sis]
symbi•ot′ic (-ˈɒt ɪk) symbi•ot′i•cal, adj.
sym`bi•ot′i•cal•ly, adv.


Where symbiosis could either be parasitic or invasive upon a host that is not the original or natural habitat of the invading party. It could also be mutual.

Symbiosis is a term also frequently used in computer systems management or programming, in organisational management, or in equipment and manufacturing processes.

One could also be a symbiotic sibling with another occupant of the host or environment. Which means, both occupants share the same symbiotic host or environment.



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If I were talking about organisms I would use coexist.

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