phoresy

noun

phor·​e·​sy
ˈfȯrəsē
plural -es
: the nonparasitic association of one kind of animal (as a larval insect) with another in order to obtain transportation

Word History

Etymology

New Latin phoresia, from Greek phorēsis being carried (from phorein to carry along, wear, frequentative of pherein to carry) + Latin -ia -y

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“Phoresy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phoresy. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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