synoecete

noun syn·oe·cete \sə̇ˈnēˌsēt\
variants: or

synoekete

\-nēˌkēt\

Definition of synoecete

plural

-s

  1. :  an ant or termite guest tolerated with indifference by the host

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Origin and Etymology of synoecete

Greek synoiketēs fellow lodger, from synoikein to live together (from synoikos dwelling in the same house, from syn- + oikos house) + -tēs, agent suffix — more at vicinity


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