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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent.

Usage examples (37)
  • These beneficial bugs are called commensal bacteria.
  • He who lives at the expense of another, and at his table, is his "commensal".
  • Drosophila melanogaster's history as a human commensal Current Biology 17: R77-R81.
  • Moreover, their associated web sites have a commensal relationship with the channels. for more
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