synechthry

noun
syn·​ech·​thry
variants: or synecthry \ ˈsiˌnekthrē , sə̇ˈn-​ \
plural -es

Definition of synechthry

: hostile commensalism — compare symphily, synoecy

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History and Etymology for synechthry

syn- + Greek echthros enemy + English -y; perhaps akin to Greek ex from, out of

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“Synechthry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/synechthry. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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