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synoekete

synoecete (sɪˈniːsiːt)

noun
  1. an insect that lives in the nests of social insects, esp ants, without receiving any attentions from the inmatesCompare symphile

Word Origin

C20: from Greek sunoiketēs house-fellow, from sunoikia community
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