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com·men·sal / kəˈmensəl/ • adj. Biol. of, relating to, or exhibiting commensalism. • n. Biol. a commensal organism, such as many bacteria. DERIVATIVES: com·men·sal·i·ty / ˌkämenˈsalitē/ n.

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commensal (one) who eats at the same table. XIV. — medL. commensālis, f. COM- + mensa table; see -AL 1.

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commensal (kŏ-men-săl) n. an organism that lives in close association with another of a different species without either harming or benefiting it. Compare symbiosis.
commensalism n.

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commensal See commensalism.

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commensal See COMMENSALISM.

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