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in·qui·line

 (ĭn′kwə-līn′, -lĭn, ĭng′-)
n.
An animal that characteristically lives commensally in the nest, burrow, or dwelling place of an animal of another species.
adj.
Being or living as an inquiline.

[Latin inquilīnus, lodger, tenant : in-, in; see in-2 + colere, to inhabit; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]

in′qui·lin·ism (-lə-nĭz′əm), in′qui·lin′i·ty (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.
in′qui·lin′ous (-lī′nəs) adj.

inquiline

(ˈɪnkwɪˌlaɪn)
n
(Zoology) an animal that lives in close association with another animal without harming it. See also commensal1
adj
(Zoology) of or living as an inquiline
[C17: from Latin inquilīnus lodger, from in-2 + colere to dwell]
inquilinism, inquilinity n
inquilinous adj

in•qui•line

(ˈɪn kwəˌlaɪn, -lɪn)

n.
an animal that lives in the coat, nest, burrow, etc., of another animal, usu. without harm to the host.
[1635–45; < Latin inquilīnus tenant]
in`qui•lin′i•ty (-ˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.
in`qui•li′nous (-ˈlaɪ nəs) adj.

inquiline

an animal that inhabits the burrow, nest, or other habitation of another animal. — inquiline, adj.
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