plural phylacobioses
: 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
¦⸗⸗⸗ˌbī¦ätik -bē¦-

Word History


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

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“Phylacobiosis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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