dulosis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek δοῦλος (doûlos, servant, slave, thrall) + -osis.

Noun[edit]

dulosis (uncountable)

  1. (entomology) process by which parasitic ants steal pupae from the nests of other ants and raise them in their own nest, so that they become part of the colony and perform tasks in it.

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References[edit]

  • Allaby, Michael. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Zoology. pg 153. Oxford University Press. New York. 1992.

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