synoecete

noun
syn·​oe·​cete | \sə̇ˈnēˌsēt\
variants: or synoekete \-​nēˌkēt \
plural -s

Definition of synoecete 

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

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History and Etymology for synoecete

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

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