threptic

adjective threp·tic \ˈthreptik\

Definition of threptic

  1. :  of or relating to the feeding or rearing of offspring especially among ants or other social insects

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Origin and Etymology of threptic

Greek threptikos able to feed, from threptos (verbal of trephein to nourish, feed) + -ikos -ic — more at atrophy


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