n. [L. consortium, fellowship]
Symbiosis in which the relationship between organisms is a fellowship; see helotism.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • consortism — con·sort·ism …   English syllables

  • consortism — ˈkänˌsȯrd.ˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: consort (I) + ism : symbiosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • helotism — n. [Gr. Heilotes, slave class] Symbiosis in which one animal enslaves another forcing it to labour on its own behalf; see consortism …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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