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cleptobiosis

[ klep-toh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ 藢kl蓻p to蕣 ba瑟藞o蕣 s瑟s /
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noun, plural clep路to路bi路o路ses [klep-toh-bahy-oh-seez]. /藢kl蓻p to蕣 ba瑟藞o蕣 siz/.
an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another.
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Origin of cleptobiosis

<Greek kl茅pt(ein) to steal + -o- + -biosis

OTHER WORDS FROM cleptobiosis

clep路to路bi路ot路ic [klep-toh-bahy-ot-ik], /藢kl蓻p to蕣 ba瑟藞蓲t 瑟k/, adjective

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