myr·​me·​coph·​i·​lous ˌmər-mə-ˈkä-fə-ləs How to pronounce myrmecophilous (audio)
: fond of, associated with, or benefited by ants

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of myrmecophilous was in 1866

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“Myrmecophilous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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