eusocial

adjective eu·so·cial \ ˌyü-ˈsō-shəl \

Definition of eusocial

: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

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1966


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