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Origin of commensal
OTHER WORDS FROM commensalcom·men·sal·ism, nouncom·men·sal·i·ty [kom-en-sal-i-tee], /ˌkɒm ɛnˈsæl ɪ ti/, nouncom·men·sal·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for commensal
The shells of hermit-crabs serve frequently as the home of other animals which live with them a commensal life.
Pinnixa cylindrica, a related species, lives in the tubes of large annelid worms as a commensal.
Heretofore, as far as I know, it has only been recorded as a tube commensal with a large Amphitrite.
Plants or other materials used in their construction and any commensal arthropods present were saved and later identified.
From them Schaudinn decided that the poisonous action of the mosquito bite is caused by an enzyme from a commensal fungus.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley