du·​lo·​sis | \ d(y)üˈlōsə̇s \
plural duloses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of dulosis

: enslavement by an insect (as some ants of the genera Formica and Polyergus) that captures and rears the larvae or pupae of another species

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dulotic \ (ˈ)d(y)ü¦lätik \ adjective

History and Etymology for dulosis

New Latin, from Greek doulōsis slavery, from douloun to enslave (from doulos slave) + -sis

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“Dulosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dulosis. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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