a combining form meaning “ants,” used in the formation of compound words:
combining form
ant: myrmecology, myrmecophile


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  • Myrmecochory

    /ˌmɜːmɪkəʊˈkɔːrɪ/ noun 1. the dispersal of fruits and seeds by ants

  • Myrmecology

    [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.

  • Myrmecophagous

    /ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfəɡəs/ adjective 1. (of jaws) specialized for feeding on ants 2. feeding on ants

  • Myrmecophily

    /ˌmɜːmɪˈkɒfɪlɪ/ noun (biology) 1. symbiosis with ants 2. pollination of plants by ants

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