supersedure

noun
su·​per·​se·​dure | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈsē-jər How to pronounce supersedure (audio) \

Definition of supersedure

: the act or process of superseding especially : the replacement of an old or inferior queen bee by a young or superior queen

First Known Use of supersedure

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Supersedure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supersedure. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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