Definition of amensal in English:

amensal

adjective

Biology
  • Of, relating to, of the nature of, or characterized by amensalism; (of an organism or group of organisms) involved in amensalism.

Pronunciation

amensal

/eɪˈmɛnsl/ /əˈmɛnsl/ /aˈmɛnsl/

noun

Biology
  • An organism or group of organisms participating in an amensal relationship.

    Used originally to denote the organism experiencing harmful effects, and later also the one producing them.

Pronunciation

amensal

/eɪˈmɛnsl/ /əˈmɛnsl/ /aˈmɛnsl/

Origin

1950s. From a- + -mensal.