myrmecophyte

noun

myr·​me·​co·​phyte
ˈmərmə̇kōˌfīt
plural -s
: a plant that affords shelter or food or both to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
myrmecophytic
¦⸗⸗⸗¦fitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary myrmec- + -phyte

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“Myrmecophyte.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myrmecophyte. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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