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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commensalism(noun)

    the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it

Wiktionary

  1. commensalism(Noun)

    A sharing of the same environment by two organisms where one species benefits and the other is unaffected. An example is barnacles on whales.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commensalism(noun)

    the act of eating together; table fellowship

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  1. Commensalism

    In ecology, commensalism is a class of relationship between two organisms where one organism benefits without affecting the other. It compares with mutualism, in which both organisms benefit, amensalism, where one is harmed while the other is unaffected, and parasitism, where one benefits while the other is harmed. Commensalism derives from the English word commensal, meaning "eating at the same table" in human social interaction, which in turn comes through French from the Medieval Latin commensalis, meaning "sharing a table", from the prefix com-, meaning "together", and mensa, meaning "table" or "meal". Originally, the term was used to describe the use of waste food by second animals, like the carcass eaters that follow hunting animals, but wait until they have finished their meal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensalism in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commensalism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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