nutricism

noun nu·tri·cism \ˈn(y)ü‧trəˌsizəm\

Definition of nutricism

plural

-s

  1. :  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 — more at nutritious


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