myrmecophily


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myr·me·co·phile

 (mûr′mĭ-kə-fīl′)
n.
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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myrmecophily

(ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfɪlɪ)
n
1. (Biology) symbiosis with ants
2. (Biology) pollination of plants by ants
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myrmecophilism, myrmecophily

the dependence upon or attraction to ants exhibited by certain plants and insects. — myrmecophile, n.myrmecophilous, adj,
See also: Ants
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