Biodiversity & Conservation

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Xenobiotic
A foreign organic chemical; a non-biological compound that an organism must eliminate or neutralize by detoxification; used of chemical environmental pollutants such as pesticides in water (Lincoln et al., 1998).

Xenoecic
Inhabiting the empty domicile or shell of another organism (Lincoln et al., 1998).

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