bromatium

[ broh-mey-shee-uh m, -shuh m ]
/ broʊˈmeɪ ʃi əm, -ʃəm /

noun, plural bro·ma·ti·a [broh-mey-shee-uh, -shuh] /broʊˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə/.

any of the swollen hyphal tips of certain fungi, on which ants can feed.

Origin of bromatium

(< New Latin) < Greek brōmátion, equivalent to brōmat-, stem of brôma food, meat + -ion diminutive suffix
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