Definition: 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.
Synonym(s): epizoic commensalism, phoresy
[G. phoresis, a being borne]
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