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commensal

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Adjective, Noun
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com=men=sal

CIDE DICTIONARY

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]
commensala. 
     Having the character of a commensal.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

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

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

THESAURUS

commensal

cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, coefficient, collaborative, collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, common, communal, communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic, communitarian, concerted, concordant, concurrent, concurring, conniving, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, dietetic, dining, eating, ecological, ecotopic, ecumenic, feeding, fellow, flesh-eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain-eating, graminivorous, granivorous, grass-eating, harmonious, harmonized, herbivorous, insect-eating, insectivorous, joint, lactovegetarian, man-eating, meat-eating, mensal, mutual, noncompetitive, nourishing, nutritious, omnivorous, omophagous, pantophagous, parasitic, phytivorous, phytophagous, plant-eating, postprandial, prandial, predacious, preprandial, reciprocal, symbiotic, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, uncompetitive, vegetable-eating, vegetarian

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