threptic

adjective
threp·tic | \ ˈthreptik \

Definition of threptic 

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

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History and Etymology for threptic

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

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