noun. either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent.
- commensalis (Latin)
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.
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.