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bromatium

[broh-mey-shee-uh m, -shuh m] /broʊˈmeɪ ʃi əm, -ʃəm/
noun, plural bromatia
[broh-mey-shee-uh, -shuh] /broʊˈmeɪ ʃi ə, -ʃə/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of the swollen hyphal tips of certain fungi, on which ants can feed.
Origin
(< Neo-Latin) < Greek brōmátion, equivalent to brōmat-, stem of brôma food, meat + -ion diminutive suffix
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