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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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Pinnixa cylindrica, a related species, lives in the tubes of large annelid worms as a commensal.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
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
The subcaste or commensal group was the direct evolutionary product of the pre-existing tribe.
Plants or other materials used in their construction and any commensal arthropods present were saved and later identified.
Chance must play a very considerable part in first bringing symbiotic or commensal partners together.The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches|Louis M. Roth