Cleptobiosis



[klep-toh-bahy-oh-sis] /ˌklɛp toʊ baɪˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, plural cleptobioses
[klep-toh-bahy-oh-seez] /ˌklɛp toʊ baɪˈoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
1.
an ecological relationship in which members of one species, as of ants, steal food from another.

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