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cleptobiosis

[klep-toh-bahy-oh-sis]
noun, plural clep·to·bi·o·ses [klep-toh-bahy-oh-seez] /ˌklɛp toʊ baɪˈoʊ siz/.
  1. an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another.
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Origin of cleptobiosis

< Greek klépt(ein) to steal + -o- + -biosis
Related formsclep·to·bi·ot·ic [klep-toh-bahy-ot-ik] /ˌklɛp toʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjective
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