colacobiosis

[ kol-uh-koh-bahy-oh-sis ]
/ ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs /

noun, plural col·a·co·bi·o·ses [kol-uh-koh-bahy-oh-seez]. /ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈoʊ siz/.

(among social insects) life in which one species lives as a parasite in the community of another species.

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Origin of colacobiosis

<Greek kolak- (stem of kólax) parasite + -o- + -biosis

OTHER WORDS FROM colacobiosis

col·a·co·bi·ot·ic [kol-uh-koh-bahy-ot-ik], /ˌkɒl ə koʊ baɪˈɒt ɪk/, adjective

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