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Meaning of COMMENSALISM

Pronunciation:  ku'mensu`lizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it
 

COMMENSALISM is a 12 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: interdependence, interdependency, mutuality

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Com*men"sal*ism\, n.
The act of eating together; table fellowship.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A type of symbiosis where two (or more) organisms from different species live in close proximity to one another, in which one member is unaffected by the relationship and the other benefits from it.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: The close association of two or more dissimilar organisms where the association is advantageous to one and doesn't affect the other(s). See Parasitism, Symbiosis
 

 

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