symphily

noun
sym·​phi·​ly | \-lē\
plural -es

Definition of symphily 

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

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History and Etymology for symphily

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

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