Origin of inquiline
Related formsin·qui·lin·i·ty [in-kwuh-lin-i-tee] /ˌɪn kwəˈlɪn ɪ ti/, nounin·qui·li·nous [in-kwuh-lahy-nuh s] /ˌɪn kwəˈlaɪ nəs/, adjective
Examples from the Web for inquiline
The colonies of Bombus illustrate the rise of the inquiline habit.
Inquiline: a species living in a gall or other structure prepared by a different species, not as a parasite but as, a guest.
Inquiline, in′kwi-lin, adj. living in the abode of another, as a pea-crab in an oyster-shell.
Inquiline: living as guests in the homes of others; as in galls.