bromatium

noun
bro·​ma·​tium | \ brōˈmāsh(ē)əm \
plural bromatia\ -​(ē)ə \

Definition of bromatium

: 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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History and Etymology for bromatium

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

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“Bromatium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromatium. Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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