pleometrosis

noun
ple·​o·​me·​tro·​sis | \ ˌplēōmə̇‧ˈtrōsə̇s \
plural pleometroses\ -​rōˌsēz \

Definition of pleometrosis

: the occurrence of several queens in a single nest of ants

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History and Etymology for pleometrosis

New Latin, from pleio- + Greek mētēr queen bee, mother + New Latin -osis

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“Pleometrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleometrosis. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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