ergate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐργάτης (ergátēs, workman)

Noun[edit]

ergate (plural ergates)

  1. (entomology) A worker ant.
    • 1910, William Morton Wheeler, Ants: Their Structure, Development and Behavior, Columbia University Press, page 97:
      The worker (ergates) is characterized by the complete absence of wings and a very small (stenonotal) thorax, much simplified in the structure of its sclerites.

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