plural -es
: commensalism with mutual benefit or attraction (as between some ants or termites and various guest insects that live in their nests) compare synechthry, synoecy

Word History


German symphilie, from Greek symphilia mutual friendship, from syn- + philia friendship

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“Symphily.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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