An organism, especially an insect, that lives in close association with or shares a nest with a species of ant.

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  • myrmécophile — [ mirmekɔfil ] adj. et n. • 1840 n. m. « insecte orthoptère »; du gr. murmêx, murmêkos « fourmi » et phile ♦ Biol. Qui vit avec les fourmis, en association avec elles. Plantes, pucerons myrmécophiles. ● myrmécophile adjectif et nom Se dit des… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • myrmecophile — n. (Biol.) An organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Myrmécophile — Myrmécophilie La myrmécophilie (du grec ancien : μύρμηξ, «fourmi»; φῐλεῖν, «aimer» ) définit l aptitude d animaux ou de végétaux à vivre en association symbiotique externe avec les fourmis. L adjectif myrmécophile s applique principalement… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Myrmecophile — A myrmecophile is an organism that lives in association with ants. Myrmecophily literally means ant loving and refers to mutualistic associations with ants, though in its more general use the term may also refer to commensal or even… …   Wikipedia

  • myrmecophile — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1898 an organism that habitually shares an ant nest …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • myrmecophile — n. [Gr. myrmex, ant; philos, love] A symbiont of ants …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • myrmecophile — myr·me·co·phile (mûrʹmĭ kə fīl ) n. An organism, such as a beetle, that habitually shares the nest of an ant colony.   myr me·cophʹi·lous ( kŏfʹə ləs) adj. myr me·cophʹi·ly ( kŏfʹə lē) n. * * * …   Universalium

  • myrmecophile — n. foreign organism that inhabits ant colonies and nests …   English contemporary dictionary

  • myrmecophile — [ mə:mɪkə(ʊ)fʌɪl, mə mi:kə(ʊ) ] noun Biology an invertebrate or plant which has a symbiotic relationship with ants, such as living inside an ants nest. Derivatives myrmecophilous adjective myrmecophily noun Origin C19: from Gk murmēx, murmēk ant… …   English new terms dictionary

  • myrmecophile — myr·me·co·phile …   English syllables

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