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dulosis

[ doo-loh-sis, dyoo- ]
/ duˈloʊ sɪs, dyu- /
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noun

the enslavement of an ant colony or its members by ants of a different species.

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Origin of dulosis

1900–05; <Greek doúlōsis enslavement, equivalent to doulō-, variant stem of douloún to enslave (derivative of doûlos slave + -sis-sis

OTHER WORDS FROM dulosis

du·lot·ic [doo-lot-ik, dyoo-], /duˈlɒt ɪk, dyu-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dulosis

dulosis
/ (djuːˈləʊsɪs) /

noun

a practice of some ants, in which one species forces members of a different species to do the work of the colonyAlso called: helotism

Derived forms of dulosis

dulotic (djuːˈlɒtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for dulosis

C20: from Greek: enslavement, from doulos slave
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