inquiline

noun in·qui·line \ ˈin-kwə-ˌlīn , ˈiŋ- , -lən \

Definition of inquiline

:an animal that lives habitually in the nest or abode of some other species

Origin and Etymology of inquiline

Latin inquilinus tenant, lodger, from in- + colere to cultivate, dwell — more at wheel


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inquiline

noun in·qui·line \ ˈin-kwə-ˌlīn, ˈiŋ-, -lən \

medical Definition of inquiline

:an animal (as the house mouse) that lives habitually in the nest or abode (as a human dwelling) of some other species

inquilinism

play \-lə-ˌniz-əm\ noun

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