[fawr-uh-see] /ˈfɔr ə si/

noun, Zoology.
(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.


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