myrmecophile(redirected from myrmecophiles)
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An organism, such as a beetle, that habitually lives in the nest of an ant colony.
myr′me·coph′i·lous (-kŏf′ə-ləs) adj.
myr′me·coph′i·ly (-kŏf′ə-lē) n.
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(Zoology) an animal that lives in a colony of ants
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|Noun||1.||myrmecophile - an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant|
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