colacobiosis

noun
col·​a·​co·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌkäləˌkōbīˈōsə̇s, -bēˈ- \
plural colacobioses\ -​ˌsēz \

Definition of colacobiosis

zoology
: permanent social parasitism (as that between certain species of ants)

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History and Etymology for colacobiosis

New Latin, from Greek kolak-, kolax parasite + New Latin -o- + -biosis

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“Colacobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colacobiosis. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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