commensalism

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noun com·men·sal·ism \kə-ˈmen(t)-sə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of commensalism

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

1870

First Known Use of commensalism

1870


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commensalism

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noun com·men·sal·ism \-sə-ˌliz-əm\

Medical Definition of commensalism

  1. :  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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