trophobiosis


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trophobiosis

[‚träf·ō‚bī′ō·səs]
(ecology)
A nutritional relationship associated only with certain species of ants in which alien insects supply food to the ants and are milked by the ants for their secretions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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