a free commensal organism.
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A facultative commensal organism; one that can sustain itself apart from its usual host.
[G. koinos, common, + sitos, food]
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A facultative commensal organism that can sustain itself apart from its usual host.
Synonym(s): coinosite.
[G. koinos, common, + sitos, food]
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Bowel cleansing of patients was provided by oral cenosite solution and rectal sodium phosphate rectal enema one day before the examination Patients with inadequate colon cleansing were prepared again by additional doses within the same day and their procedures were repeated on the following day.
(1930) Cenosite from North Burgess Township, Lanark County, Ontario.