cleptobiosis

noun clep·to·biosis \¦kleptō+\

Definition of cleptobiosis

plural

cleptobioses

  1. :  a mutual relation in which members of one species (as of ants) habitually steal food from another — see lestobiosis

cleptobiotic

\"+\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cleptobiosis

New Latin, from clepto- (from Greek klepto- theft, from kleptein to steal) + -biosis


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