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commensaln. [LL. commensalis; L. com- + mensa table: cf. F. commensal. Cf. Mensal.].
  •  One who eats at the same table.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An animal, not truly parasitic, which lives in, with, or on, another, partaking usually of the same food. Both species may be benefited by the association.  [1913 Webster]
     Having the character of a commensal.  [1913 Webster]


commensal, adj. & n.
1 Biol. of, relating to, or exhibiting commensalism.
2 (of a person) eating at the same table as another.
1 Biol. a commensal organism.
2 one who eats at the same table as another.

commensality n.
ME f. F commensal or med.L commensalis (in sense 2) (as COM-, mensa table)



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