eusocial

[ yoo-soh-shuh l ]
/ yuˈsoʊ ʃəl /

adjective Animal Behavior.

of or relating to a form of insect society, as that of ants, characterized by specialization of tasks and cooperative care of the young.

Nearby words

  1. eurytopic,
  2. eusebio,
  3. eusebius,
  4. eusebius of caesarea,
  5. euskera,
  6. eusol,
  7. eusporangiate,
  8. eustace,
  9. eustachian,
  10. eustachian tube

Origin of eusocial

First recorded in 1970–75; eu- + social

Related formseu·so·ci·al·i·ty [yoo-soh-shee-al-i-tee] /yuˌsoʊ ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, noun

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