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commensal

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adjective com·men·sal \kə-ˈmen(t)-səl\

Definition of commensal

  1. :  of, relating to, or living in a state of commensalism <commensal organisms>

commensal noun
com·men·sal·ly play \-sə-lē\ adverb


Origin of commensal

Middle English, from Medieval Latin commensalis, from Latin com- + Late Latin mensalis of the table, from Latin mensa table


First Known Use: 1877

Rhymes with commensal


Medical Dictionary

commensal

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adjective com·men·sal \kə-ˈmen(t)-səl\

Medical Definition of commensal

  1. :  of, relating to, or living in a state of commensalism

  2. commensal noun
    com·men·sal·ly \-sə-lē\play adverb




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