commensalism


com·men·sal·ism

noun \-sə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of COMMENSALISM

:  a relation between two kinds of organisms in which one obtains food or other benefits from the other without damaging or benefiting it

First Known Use of COMMENSALISM

1870

Other Ecology Terms

Malthusian, anthropogenic, biomass, carbon footprint, crepuscular, niche, sere, symbiosis, taiga, tundra

com·men·sal·ism

noun \-sə-ˌliz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COMMENSALISM

: a relation between two kinds of organisms in which one obtains food or other benefits from the other without damaging or benefiting it

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