/ (ˈsɪmfaɪl) /
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an insect or other organism that lives in the nests of social insects, esp ants and termites, and is fed and reared by the inmatesCompare synoekete
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Word Origin for symphile
C20: from Greek sumphilein to love mutually; see syn-, -phile
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