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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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