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The behavioral syndrome whereby slave-making ants raid nests of other species of ants and carry off the pupae in order to provide workers for their own colony.
[Greek doulōsis, enslavement, from douloun, to enslave, from doulos, slave.]
du·lot′ic (-lŏt′ĭk) adj.
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(Zoology) a practice of some ants, in which one species forces members of a different species to do the work of the colony. Also called: helotism
[C20: from Greek: enslavement, from doulos slave]
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