coinosite

coinosite

 [koi´no-sīt]
a free commensal organism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cen·o·site

(sē'nō-sīt)
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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