plural bromatia
: 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

Word History


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

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“Bromatium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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