bromatium

[ broh-mey-shee-uhm, -shuhm ]
/ 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.

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Origin of bromatium

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