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 for Commensal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commensal \Com*men"sal\, n. [LL. commensalis; L. com- + mensa
     table: cf. F. commensal. Cf. Mensal.]
     1. One who eats at the same table. [Obs.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Commensal \Com*men"sal\, a.
     Having the character of a commensal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  commensal
      adj 1: living in a state of commensalism
      n 1: either of two different animal or plant species living in
           close association but not interdependent

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  78 Moby Thesaurus words for "commensal":
     cannibal, cannibalistic, carnivorous, coacting, coactive,
     coadjutant, coadjuvant, coefficient, collaborative, collective,
     collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combined, common,
     communal, communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic,
     communitarian, concerted, concordant, concurrent, concurring,
     conniving, cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, dietetic, dining,
     eating, ecological, ecotopic, ecumenic, feeding, fellow,
     flesh-eating, fruitarian, gastronomic, gluttonous, grain-eating,
     graminivorous, granivorous, grass-eating, harmonious, harmonized,
     herbivorous, insect-eating, insectivorous, joint, lactovegetarian,
     man-eating, meat-eating, mensal, mutual, noncompetitive,
     nourishing, nutritious, omnivorous, omophagous, pantophagous,
     parasitic, phytivorous, phytophagous, plant-eating, postprandial,
     prandial, predacious, preprandial, reciprocal, symbiotic,
     synergetic, synergic, synergistic, uncompetitive, vegetable-eating,
     vegetarian
  
  

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