noun either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
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(ko-men´sәl) living on or within another organism, and deriving benefit without harming or benefiting the host individual. a parasitic organism that causes no harm to the host.
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• (n.) An animal, not truly parasitic, which lives in, with, or on, another, partaking usually of the same food. Both species may be benefited by the association. • (n.) One who eats at the same table. • (a.) Having the character of a commensal.
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(L. com- together + mensa table) 1. living on or within another organism, and deriving benefit without injuring or benefiting the other individual. 2. an organism living on or within another, but not causing injury to the host.
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In biological parlance, two entities existing together but at the expense of one another.
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(L: com with/together; mensa=table; dining together) a species living in close association with another species. One organism benefits, the other does not, but neither is harmed. For example, the Remora (Shark Sucker) attaches itself to a shark without harming it, and scavenges the left-overs from t...
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Living with, on or in another organism, without harm to either. See Teacher's Guide Activity 11
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1) Interdependence 2) Interdependency 3) Mutuality
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