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commensal


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commensal  \Com*men"sal\,  n.  [LL.  commensalis;  L.  com-  +  mensa 
  table:  cf  F.  commensal.  Cf  Mensal.] 
  1.  One  who  eats  at  the  same  table.  [Obs.] 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commensal  \Com*men"sal\,  a. 
  Having  the  character  of  a  commensal. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commensal 
  adj  :  (biology)  living  in  a  state  of  commensalism 
  n  :  either  of  two  different  animal  or  plant  species  living  in 
  close  association  but  not  interdependent 




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