Com*men"sal (?), n. [LL. commensalis; L. com- + mensa table: cf. F. commensal. Cf. Mensal.]

1.

One who eats at the same table.

[Obs.]

2. Zool.

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.

 

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Com*men"sal (?), a.

Having the character of a commensal.

 

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