Definition of Myrmecophyte

1. Noun. Plant that affords shelter or food to ants that live in symbiotic relations with it.

Generic synonyms: Flora, Plant, Plant Life
Derivative terms: Myrmecophytic



Definition of Myrmecophyte

1. n. 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.

Definition of Myrmecophyte

1. Noun. A plant that lives in association with a colony of ants. The degree of association varies and is assumed to be symbiotic in some cases. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrmecophyte

myrmecochory
myrmecodomatia
myrmecodomatium
myrmecological
myrmecologies
myrmecologist
myrmecologists
myrmecology
myrmecophage
myrmecophages
myrmecophagous
myrmecophagy
myrmecophile
myrmecophiles
myrmecophilous
myrmecophyte (current term)
myrmecophytes
myrmecophytic
myrmicine
myrmidones
myrmidonian
myrmidons
myrmomancy
myrobalan
myrobalan plum
myrobalans
myronic
myronic acid
myrophine
myrosin

Literary usage of Myrmecophyte

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1. Plant-geography Upon a Physiological Basis by Andreas Franz Wilhelm Schimper (1903)
"... hitherto unknown as a myrmecophyte, all with a well-differentiated entrance-aperture at the upper end of most, or of all the internodes. ..."

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