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commensalism

noun com·men·sal·ism \-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
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First Known Use of COMMENSALISM

1870

Other Ecology Terms

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

noun com·men·sal·ism \-sə-ˌliz-əm\

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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