noun bro·ma·tium \brōˈmāsh(ē)əm\

Definition of bromatium



  1. :  one of the swollen globular hyphal tips that develop on certain fungi when grown in their nests by ants and that are used as food by the ants

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Origin and Etymology of bromatium

New Latin, from Greek brōmation morsel, diminutive of brōmat-, brōma food, from bibrōskein to eat, devour — more at voracious

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a trip made at another's expense

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