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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The nonparasitic association of one kind of animal (as a larval insect) with another in order to obtain transportation.

Usage examples (3)
  • The technical term for this type of hitchhiking is phoresy.
  • Freshwater larvae in the act of phoresy while attached to a water beetle.
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