symphily

noun sym·phi·ly \-lē\

Definition of symphily

plural

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  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of symphily

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


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