[fawr-uh-see] /ˈfɔr ə si/
(among insects and arachnids) a nonparasitic relationship in which one species is carried about by another.
an association in which one animal clings to another to ensure movement from place to place, as some mites use some insects
1914, from French phorésie (1896), from Greek phoresis “being carried,” from pherein “to carry” (see infer).
phoresy phor·e·sy (fôr’ĭ-sē)
A symbiotic relationship, especially among arthropods and some fishes, in which one organism transports another organism of a different species.
phoria pho·ri·a (fôr’ē-ə) n. The relative directions of the eyes during binocular fixation on a given object in the absence of an adequate fusion stimulus.
/ˈfɔːmɪəm/ noun 1. any plant of the New Zealand bulbous genus Phormium, with leathery evergreen leaves and red or yellow flowers in panicles
phoro- or phor- pref. Movement; direction; phoria: phoro-optometer.
[fuh-roh-nid] /fəˈroʊ nɪd/ noun 1. any member of the invertebrate phylum Phoronida, wormlike marine animals living in a chitinous tube and having an anterior structure bearing ciliated tentacles for feeding. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the phoronids. phoronid (fə-rō’nĭd) Any of various small, mostly solitary, wormlike marine invertebrates of the phylum Phoronida. As adults, […]