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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Origin and Etymology of nutricism
probably from (assumed) New Latin nutricismus, from Latin nutric-, nutrix nurse + -ismus -ism
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