• (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.
Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio19.html
In biological parlance, two entities existing together but at the expense of one another.
Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/C/commensal.html
(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...
Found on http://www.seafriends.org.nz/books/glossary.htm
Living with, on or in another organism, without harm to either. See Teacher's Guide Activity 11
Found on http://www.oceanoasis.org/fieldguide/glossary.html
1) Interdependence 2) Interdependency 3) Mutuality
Found on http://www.mijnwoordenboek.nl/EN/crossword-dictionary/commensal/1
Living together with man for mutual benefit
Found on http://www.kolkatabirds.com/glossary.htm
Living together with another animal or plant from which benefit (e.g. food, protection) is derived.
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Having benefit for one member of a two-species association but neither positive nor negative effect
Found on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Science/Marine_Biology/
A relationship where one party gains but at no cost to the other.
Found on http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/glossary/glossary.asp
An organism that derives nourishment or shelter by living in close association with another organism (the host), without damaging the host.
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