plural domatia
: a portion of a plant (as on or in a leaf) modified to form a chamber or other form of shelter for insects, mites, or fungi

Word History


New Latin, from Greek dōmation small house, bedroom, diminutive of dōma house; akin to Greek domos house

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“Domatium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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