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A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which one derives some benefit while the other is unaffected.
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A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species in which one derives benefit without harming the other. See Note at symbiosis.
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a relationship between animals or plants in which one lives with or on the other without damage to either. Cf. parasitism.See also: Animals
the living together of two organisms in a relationship that is beneficial to one and has no effect on the other. — commensal, adj.See also: Biology
the practice of eating together at the same table. Also commensality. — commensal, n., adj.See also: Food and Nutrition
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|Noun||1.||commensalism - the relation between two different kinds of organisms when one receives benefits from the other without damaging it|
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