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ectocommensal

[ek-toh-kuh-men-suh l] /ˌɛk toʊ kəˈmɛn səl/
adjective
1.
Biology. (of an organism) living in a commensal relationship on the exterior of another organism.
noun
2.
an ectocommensal organism.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; ecto- + commensal
Related forms
ectocommensalism, ectocommensality
[ek-toh-kom-en-sal-i-tee] /ˌɛk toʊˌkɒm ɛnˈsæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
ectocommensally, adverb
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