ergatogyne

noun
er·​gat·​o·​gyne | \ ˌərˈgatəˌjīn, ˈərgətōˌj- \
plural -s

Definition of ergatogyne

1 : a wingless queen ant resembling a worker
2 : a worker or soldier ant that develops female characteristics especially as a result of the attack of parasitic worms

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Other Words from ergatogyne

ergatogynic \ ˌ⸗¦⸗⸗¦jīnik , ¦⸗⸗⸗¦-​ , -​jin-​ \ adjective
ergatogynous \ ¦ərgə¦täjənəs \ adjective
ergatogyny \ ˌərgəˈtäjənē \ noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for ergatogyne

International Scientific Vocabulary ergat- + -gyne

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“Ergatogyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ergatogyne. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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