ponerine

adjective
po·​ner·​ine | \ ˈpōnəˌrīn, -rə̇n \

Definition of ponerine

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or related to the genus Ponera ponerine ants ponerine genera

ponerine

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of ponerine (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of various ants of Ponera and closely related genera that are usually considered to constitute a subfamily of Formicidae

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History and Etymology for ponerine

Adjective

New Latin Ponera + English -ine

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“Ponerine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ponerine. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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