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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.
See also: Animals
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Notes on incubatory inquilinism between Squamata (Reptilia) and the neotropical fungus-growing ant genus Acromyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).
alba and leaf-cutting ants, if chemoreception is involved this relationship may go beyond a simple inquilinism.
The inquilinism of this association strongly suggests continuous adaptation over a long period of time.
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Evolution of parasitism among closely related species: phylogenetic relationships and the origin of inquilinism in gall wasps (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae).
Even at the most uncertain node (the ancestor common to the inquiline clade and the gall-inducing Diastrophus) gall induction has 17 times more support than inquilinism.
In a recent cladistic analysis of the evolution of inquilinism in gall wasps, Ronquist (1994) attempted to eliminate the influence of convergence by removing all putative apomorphies shared by hosts but not by parasites.