from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A symbiotic relationship, especially among arthropods and some fishes, in which one organism transports another organism of a different species.
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- n. a symbiotic relationship between two different organisms in which the larger (the host) transports the smaller (the guest)
New Latin phorēsia, from Greek phorēsis, a carrying; see -phoresis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)