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1. commensal

noun. either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent.

Synonyms

  • being

Antonyms

  • prokaryote
  • stander

Etymology

  • commensalis (Latin)

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Sentences with commensal


1. Noun, singular or mass
They also have a commensal relationship with other fish that get some of the prey that stingrays leave behind after churning up the sand.

2. Adjective
Barnacles are commensal filter feeders that enjoy a free ride on whales that swim through plankton rich waters.

3. Verb, past participle
Stingrays have commensal relationships with many fish and coastal birds such as cormorants.

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