trophallaxis

noun
troph·​al·​lax·​is | \ ˌtrō-fə-ˈlak-səs How to pronounce trophallaxis (audio) \

Definition of trophallaxis

: exchange of food (as from special glands) between social insects (such as ants or termites)

First Known Use of trophallaxis

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trophallaxis

New Latin, from troph- + Greek allaxis exchange, from allassein to change, exchange, from allos other — more at else

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