variants or synoekete
plural -s
: an ant or termite guest tolerated with indifference by the host

Word History


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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“Synoecete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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