plesiobiosis

noun
ple·​si·​o·​bi·​o·​sis | \ ˌplēsēōˌbīˈōsə̇s \
plural plesiobioses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of plesiobiosis

: casual association of two or more colonies of social insects

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New Latin, from plesi- + -biosis

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“Plesiobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plesiobiosis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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