from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or condition of being myrmecophilous, or of living in intimate relations with ants: said of certain beetles, plants, etc.
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A fascinating defence mechanism of the genus is the symbiotic relationship with ants known as myrmecophily, where the plant lives in association with an ant colony.
In the tropical American species A. cornigera, association with ants from the genus Pseudomyrmex is a notable example of myrmecophily.