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polydomous

[puh-lid-uh-muh s]
adjective
  1. living in more than one nest, as certain ant colonies.
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Origin of polydomous

poly- + Greek dóm(os) house + -ous
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  • Polydomous: applied to ants when one colony has several nests.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith