ectocommensal

ectocommensal

[ek-toh-kuh-men-suhl]
adjective
1.
Biology. (of an organism) living in a commensal relationship on the exterior of another organism.
noun
2.
an ectocommensal organism.

Origin:
1935–40; ecto- + commensal

ectocommensalism, ectocommensality [ek-toh-kom-en-sal-i-tee] , noun
ectocommensally, adverb
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