noun troph·o·thy·lax \-ˈthīˌlaks\

Definition of trophothylax



  1. :  a depression or pocket on the underside of the body behind the mouth in various ant larvae in which food is placed by the attendant worker ants

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Origin and Etymology of trophothylax

New Latin, from troph- + Greek thylax pouch, sack

First Known Use: 1920

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a trip made at another's expense

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