commensal commensal


  1. (n) either of two different animal or plant species living in close association but not interdependent
  2. (adj) living in a state of commensalism

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  • Clues about autism may come from the gut

    Scientists present the first comprehensive bacterial analysis focusing on commensal or beneficial bacteria in children with autism spectrum disorder.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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