Definition of Phoresy

1. Noun. a symbiotic relationship between two different organisms in which the larger (the host) transports the smaller (the guest) ¹



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Definition of Phoresy

1. a symbiotic relationship between some arthropods and fishes [n -SIES]

Medical Definition of Phoresy

1. Synonym: electrophoresis. 2. A biological 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: epizoic commensalism, phoresy. Origin: G. Phoresis, a being borne (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Phoresy

phony
phonying
phoo
phooey
phor-
phorate
phorates
phorbin
phorbol
phorbol ester
phorbol esters
phorbols
phorboxazole
phoresies
phoresis
phoresy (current term)
phoretic
phoria
phorid
phorids
phormicin
phorminges
phorminx
phorminxes
phormium
phormiums
phoro-
phorone
phoronid
phoronids

Literary usage of Phoresy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"(5) Indirect phoresy, as exhibited by certain mites that cling to the surfaces of ... In 1911 Banks published some 17 cases of phoresy collected from the ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Moreover, Reuter's conception of parasitism is too narrow, because it includes only food parasitism and excludes phoresy (which Reuter, for some unknown ..."

3. Ecological Risk Assessment Issue Papersby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... rather than through passive means (eg, by wind, water currents, or phoresy), is qualitatively different from that of chemical or physical stressors. ..."

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