a relationship between two species of organisms in which the individuals of one species adversely affect those of the other and are unaffected themselves.
A symbiotic relationship in which one organism is harmed or inhibited and the other is unaffected. Examples of amensalism include the shading out of one plant by a taller and wider one and the inhibition of one plant by the secretions of another (known as allelopathy). Compare commensalism, mutualism, parasitism.
. a person who has amentia. Historical Examples And when thou readest the second formula, if it be that thou art in ament thou takest thy form of earth again. Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 13 Various I got one suit and took the rest out in ament’s old garments, […]
consisting of an . bearing . Historical Examples Instances of this kind may be met with in willows, hazels, alders, and other amentaceous plants. Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
lack of intellectual development; imbecility; severe mental retardation. Historical Examples amentia shows itself negatively and passively; dementia, positively and energetically. Dderlein’s Hand-book of Latin Synonymes Ludwig Dderlein noun severe mental deficiency, usually congenital Compare dementia n. “mental deficiency,” late 14c., from Latin amentia “madness,” from amentem “mad,” from a- “away from” + mentem “mind” (see […]
bearing or catkins.