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dulosis

[doo-loh-sis, dyoo-] /duˈloʊ sɪs, dyu-/
noun
1.
the enslavement of an ant colony or its members by ants of a different species.
Origin of dulosis
1900-1905
1900-05; < Greek doúlōsis enslavement, equivalent to doulō-, variant stem of douloún to enslave (derivative of doûlos slave + -sis -sis
Related forms
dulotic
[doo-lot-ik, dyoo-] /duˈlɒt ɪk, dyu-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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dulosis

/djuːˈləʊsɪs/
noun
1.
a practice of some ants, in which one species forces members of a different species to do the work of the colony Also called helotism
Derived Forms
dulotic (djuːˈlɒtɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek: enslavement, from doulos slave
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