Phoresis[fō-rē′sis]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. 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.

Synonyms
electrophoresis , epizoic commensalism , phoresy

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