from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Mutual exchange of food between adults and larvae of certain social insects such as bees or wasps.
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- n. The mutual exchange of food between individuals, especially in social insects
troph(o)- + Greek allaxis, exchange (from allassein, to exchange, from allos, other; see al-1 in Indo-European roots).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)