xenobiosis

noun
xeno·​biosis | \ ¦zenəˌbī¦ōsə̇s \
plural xenobioses\ -​ōˌsēz \

Definition of xenobiosis

: symbiosis in which members of two species of ants live together in the same nest but do not rear their young in common

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History and Etymology for xenobiosis

New Latin, from xen- + -biosis

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“Xenobiosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenobiosis. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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