nutricism

noun
nu·​tri·​cism | \ ˈn(y)ü‧trəˌsizəm \
plural -s

Definition of nutricism

: symbiosis in which one organism is nourished or protected by the other without apparently being of reciprocal benefit : commensalism

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History and Etymology for nutricism

probably from (assumed) New Latin nutricismus, from Latin nutric-, nutrix nurse + -ismus -ism

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“Nutricism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nutricism. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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