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Meaning of MYRMECOPHYTE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it
 

MYRMECOPHYTE is a 12 letter word that starts with M.

 

 See Also: flora, plant, plant life

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Myr"me*co*phyte`\, n. [Gr. my`rmhx, my`rmhkos, ant
+ fyto`n plant.] (Bot.)
A plant that affords shelter and food to certain species of
ants which live in symbiotic relations with it. Special
adaptations for this purpose exist; thus, {Acacia
spadicigera} has large hollows thorns, and species of
{Cecropia} have stem cavities. -- {Myr`me*co*phyt"ic}, a.

 

 

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