subsocial

adjective
sub·​so·​cial | \ ˌsəb-ˈsō-shəl How to pronounce subsocial (audio) \

Definition of subsocial

: incompletely social especially : tending to associate gregariously but lacking fixed or complex social organization subsocial insects

First Known Use of subsocial

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Subsocial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsocial. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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