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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.
1. (Biology) symbiosis with ants
2. (Biology) pollination of plants by ants
the dependence upon or attraction to ants exhibited by certain plants and insects. — myrmecophile, n. — myrmecophilous, adj,See also: Ants