phoresis

(redirected from epizoic commensalism)

pho·re·sis

(fō-rē'sis), Do not confuse this word with pheresis.
1. Synonym(s): electrophoresis
2. A biologic association in which one organism is transported by another, as in the attachment of the eggs of Dermatobia hominis, a human and cattle botfly, to the legs of a mosquito, which transports them to the human, cattle, or other host in which the botfly larvae can develop. Synonym(s): epizoic commensalism, phoresy
[G. phorēsis, a being borne]

pho·re·sis

(fŏr-ē'sis)
1. Synonym(s): electrophoresis.
2. A biologic association in which one organism is transported by another.
[G. phorēsis, a being borne]

pho·re·sis

(fŏr-ē'sis)
1. Synonym(s): electrophoresis.
2. A biologic association in which one organism is transported by another.
[G. phorēsis, a being borne]