eusocial

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adjective eu·so·cial \ˌyü-ˈsō-shəl\

Definition of eusocial

  1. :  living in a cooperative group in which usually one female and several males are reproductively active and the nonbreeding individuals care for the young or protect and provide for the group eusocial termites, ants, and naked mole rats

eusociality

play \ˌyü-ˌsō-shē-ˈa-lə-tē\ noun

1966

First Known Use of eusocial

1966


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