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Commensalism Definition: Examples, Video, In a Sentence

com·men·sal·ism / /

noun – a type of symbiotic relationship, typically where one organism is benefited while the other is neither helped nor harmed.

study note: some believe that no symbiotic relationship can be completely commensal,  both organisms are affected in some way. It’s up to you to decide!

related forms of commensalism: commensal (the practice of commensalism), commensalist (an organism displaying commensalism)

commensalism in a sentence: Is there any true commensal relationship?

examples of commensalism: birds & trees, ants & aphids, certain jellyfish & other marine life

see also: symbiosis, parasitism, mutualism

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Thursday 8th of April 2021

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