Commensalism
Commensalism Com*men"sal*ism, n. The act of eating together; table fellowship. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • commensalism — [kə men′səliz΄əm] n. Biol. a close association or union between two kinds of organisms, in which one is benefited by the relationship and the other is neither benefited nor harmed * * * com·men·sal·ism (kə mĕnʹsə lĭz əm) n. A symbiotic… …   Universalium

  • commensalism — 1870, from COMMENSAL (Cf. commensal) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • commensalism — [kə men′səliz΄əm] n. Biol. a close association or union between two kinds of organisms, in which one is benefited by the relationship and the other is neither benefited nor harmed …   English World dictionary

  • Commensalism — A titan triggerfish (Balistoides viridescens) creates feeding opportunities for smaller fish by moving large rocks too big for them to shift themselves. In ecology, commensalism is a class of relationship between two organisms where one organism… …   Wikipedia

  • commensalism — komensalizmas statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Organizmų tarprūšinio sambūvio forma, kai vieni rūšių individai nuolat gyvena naudodamiesi kitos rūšies individais ir jiems nekenkia. atitikmenys: angl. commensalism vok.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • commensalism — noun Date: 1870 a relation between two kinds of organisms in which one obtains food or other benefits from the other without damaging or benefiting it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commensalism — the close association members of different species which live together to the benefit of one without harm to the other, e.g. Amphiprion with a sea anemone. See also symbiosis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • commensalism — n. [L. cum, with; mensa, table] A symbiotic relationship in which one of the two partner species benefits, without apparent effects on the other species; see symbiosis, parasitism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • commensalism — (kùo men sal izm ) A type of symbiosis in which one individual gains from the association and the other is neither harmed nor benefited …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • commensalism — noun A sharing of the same environment by two organisms where one species benefits and the other is unaffected …   Wiktionary

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