micrergate

noun mi·crer·gate \mīˈkrərˌgāt\
variants: less commonly

microergate

\ˌmīkrōˈərˌ-\

Definition of micrergate

plural

-s

  1. :  a member of a caste of small workers among various ants

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Origin and Etymology of micrergate

micr- + Greek ergatēs worker — more at ergat-


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