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An association between two species in which one transports the other, for example when a mite attaches to a beetle and is carried to a new food source.

[New Latin phorēsia, from Greek phorēsis, a carrying; see -phoresis.]

pho·ret′ic (fə-rĕt′ĭk) adj.


(Zoology) an association in which one animal clings to another to ensure movement from place to place, as some mites use some insects
[C20: from New Latin phoresia, from Greek phorēsis, from pherein to carry]
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