Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organism, such as a beetle, that habitually shares the nest of an ant colony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An organism, especially an insect, that lives in close association with or shares a nest with a species of ant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An animal or plant which lives in symbiotic or intimate relations with ants. The majority of myrmecophiles are arthropods, especially beetles.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an organism such as an insect that habitually shares the nest of a species of ant

Etymologies

From myrmeco- + -phile. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.