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mutualism vs. commensalism

[ myoo-choo-uh-liz-uhm ]
  1. a relationship between two species of organisms in which both benefit from the association.
  2. the doctrine that the interdependence of social elements is the primary determinant of individual and social relations, especially the theory that common ownership of property, or collective effort and control governed by sentiments of brotherhood and mutual aid, will be beneficial to both the individual and society.
  3. the force or principle of mutual aid.
[ kuh-men-suh-liz-uhm ]
  1. a type of relationship between two species of a plant, animal, fungus, etc., in which one lives with, on, or in another without damage to either.
  2. peaceful coexistence among individuals or groups having independent or different values or customs.

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