social parasitism

noun

Definition of social parasitism

: a mixobiotic and dependent relation specifically : the relation of various ants that lack a worker caste to other kinds of ants within whose nests they dwell and upon whom they depend for all the services normally performed by a species' own workers

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“Social parasitism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/social%20parasitism. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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