phylacobiosis

noun
phyl·​a·​co·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌfiləkōˌbīˈōsə̇s \
plural phylacobioses

Definition of phylacobiosis

: a mixobiosis in which ants of a particular species live in a termite nest and appear to replace functionally the nasute or soldier caste of the termite

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Other Words from phylacobiosis

phylacobiotic \ ¦⸗⸗⸗ˌbī¦ätik -​bē¦-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for phylacobiosis

New Latin, from phylaco- (from Greek phylak-, phylax guard) + -biosis

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“Phylacobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phylacobiosis. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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