myrmecophyte

noun myr·me·co·phyte \ ˈmərmə̇kōˌfīt \

Definition of myrmecophyte

plural -s
:a plant that affords shelter or food or both to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it

myrmecophytic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of myrmecophyte

International Scientific Vocabulary myrmec- + -phyte


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