What does commensal mean?

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kəˈmɛn səlcom·men·sal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commensal(adj)

    either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent

  2. commensal(adj)

    living in a state of commensalism


  1. commensal(Noun)

    An organism partaking in a commensal relationship.

  2. commensal(Adjective)

    of a form of symbiosis in which one organism derives a benefit while the other is unaffected

  3. Origin: From commensalis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commensal(noun)

    one who eats at the same table

  2. Commensal(noun)

    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

  3. Commensal(adj)

    having the character of a commensal

  4. Origin: [LL. commensalis; L. com- + mensa table: cf. F. commensal. Cf. Mensal.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Commensal

    ko-men′sal, adj. eating at the same table.—n. a messmate.—n. Commen′salism, the intimate but never parasitic association of two organisms, for the benefit of one, or very often of both. [L. com, together, mensa, a table.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensal in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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