commensalism definition

  • noun:
    • A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of various species in which one derives some advantage even though the other is unaffected.
    • A sharing of the identical environment by two organisms in which one species advantages plus the various other is unaffected. An illustration is barnacles on whales.
    • The work of eating collectively; dining table fellowship.
    • The act of consuming together; table fellowship.
    • Commensal existence or mode of lifestyle; their state to be commensal; commensality. Also called symbiosis.
    • the connection between two different varieties of organisms whenever one receives benefits from another without damaging it
    • A symbiotic commitment between two organisms of various species where one derives some benefit whilst the other is unaffected.
    • A sharing of the same environment by two organisms in which one species advantages together with other is unchanged. A good example is barnacles on whales.
    • The work of eating together; table fellowship.
    • The work of consuming together; dining table fellowship.
    • Commensal presence or mode of living; the state of being commensal; commensality. Also known as symbiosis.
    • the relation between two different varieties of organisms when one gets benefits from others without damaging it

Related Sources

  • Definition for "commensalism"
    • A symbiotic relationship between two organisms of various…
    • View More
  • Sentence for "commensalism"
    • This kind of mutually beneficial external…
    • View More
  • Hypernym for "commensalism"
  • Agriculture Dictionary for "commensalism"
    • the symbiotic commitment where one organism…
    • View More
  • Urban Dictionary for "commensalism"
    • A symbiotic commitment between two organisms…
    • View More
161 votes

How would you define commensalism?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!