[muh-ris-tik] /məˈrɪs tɪk/
an oily, white crystalline compound, C 1 4 H 2 8 O 2 , insoluble in water, soluble in alcohol and ether: used in soaps, cosmetics, and in the synthesis of esters for flavors and perfumes.
1. a combining form meaning “ants,” used in the formation of compound words: myrmecology. combining form 1. ant: myrmecology, myrmecophile
/ˌmɜːmɪkəʊˈkɔːrɪ/ noun 1. the dispersal of fruits and seeds by ants
[mur-mi-kol-uh-jee] /ˌmɜr mɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of entomology dealing with ants. /ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants myrmecology (mûr’mĭ-kŏl’ə-jē) The scientific study of ants.
/ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (of jaws) specialized for feeding on ants 2. feeding on ants