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Definition: 'Phoresis'

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phoresis

Type: Term

Pronunciation: fō-rē′sis

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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